This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) Concern about the economy featured; gold prices, dollar value, home foreclosure, oil prices and retail sales figures cited. [CNBC’s Phil LeBEAU- comments on Chrysler’s announcement of a 2-week shutdown.] [King’s jewelry Sam SHOCKET- comments on people selling gold.] [Treasury Secretary Henry PAULSON – reviews regulations for mortgage lenders.] [Wal-Mart CEO Lee SCOTT- comments on decreased consumer spending.] [Deutsche Bank Joseph LaVORGNA- notes tax rebates may be spent on gasoline.] Stock Market Report. Gas prices discussed.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Justice Department accusations against the FBI for its domestic spying program examined; details given of improprieties in obtaining phone records. [Senator Patrick LEAHY- says the people who are supposed to be enforcing the law ought to follow the law.] [ACLU Mike GERMAN- says there was an effort to cover their errors.] [FBI assistant director John MILLER- says we’ve seen a marked improvement.]
(Albany, New York: Mike Taibbi) David Paterson, who will become New York’s governor when Eliot Spitzer steps down due to a prostitution scandal, profiled; photos shown of the prostitute “Kristen,” who was identified as Ashley Alexandra Dupre, and of Paterson’s father, Basil Paterson. [PATERSON – comments on Spitzer and the job ahead; jokes about lobbyists as prostitutes.] [MAN – comments.] [State senator Joseph BRUNO- says he wants to partner with Paterson.] [In Harlem, MAN; Abyssinian Baptist Church Rev. Calvin BUTTS– support Paterson.]
(Ainkawa, Iraq: Richard Engel) The flight of Christians who are persecuted in Iraq featured; scenes shown of a Mass in the safer Kurdish region and bombed-out churches; photo shown of Chaldean Catholic archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho, who was kidnapped and killed. [Iraqi MAN – comments on claims that Christians collaborate with US troops.] [Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom Nina SHEA- comments on priest kidnappings in Mosul.]
(Boulder City, Nevada: Anne Thompson) A solar project in the Nevada desert that provides clean energy featured; scenes shown of the field of mirrors. [Accione Energy, North America CEO Peter DUPREY- says this plant is providing renewable energy with no carbon emission; comments on the cost.] [Solar One plant manager Bob CABLE- says we need a lot of sun.]
(New York: Andrea Mitchell) The issue of leadership during a crisis examined; details given of the candidates’ views on being commander-in-chief. [Senators Hillary CLINTON, Barack OBAMA, John McCAIN - offer views.] [Historian Robert DALLEK- discounts the role of experience.]
(Port Saint Lucie, Florida: Kerry Sanders) Florida real estate developer Bobby Ginn’s decision to forego a huge profit to preserve land in Port Saint Lucie when he discovered an eagles’ nest featured; scenes shown; details given about how the eaglets will be tracked. [Audubon of Florida Charles LEE- says we’re used to a more contentious relationship with developers.] [GINN – says you get softer as you get older.]