This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Trish Regan) The problems for American automakers, who are running out of time and money, featured; details given about why sales are down. [CNBC Phil LeBEAU- cites the domino effect if one company goes bankrupt.] [Economic Cycle Research Inst. Lakshman ACTUTHAN- talks about the consumer.] [Phoenix job seeker Valerie KLEIN - comments on her job situation.] [Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul KRUGMAN - says the economy is on life support.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Savannah Guthrie) The approach of President-elect Barack Obama's team to the economic crisis featured; details given about the possibility Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will be asked to stay on. [In radio address, OBAMA - wants to ensure we hit the ground running on January 20.] [On Friday, OBAMA - says we need to get it right.] Photos of the Obama family on election night shown. The chances of a second stimulus package before January 20 discussed.
(Los Angeles: Chris Jansing) The state budget shortfalls in this deepening economic crisis examined; scenes shown from California of a protest against Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's budget plan; details given about the recipe for financial disaster for state governments. [Sacramento area school superintendent Pat GOGLIN- comments on possible layoffs.] [SCHWARZENEGGER - says we are running out of money.] Map shown of states with budget shortfalls. [Center on Policy and Budget Priorities Iris LAV- explains why revenues are failing.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG- says we cannot spend money we don't have.] [Florida Governor Charlie CRIST - says it's challenging.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The aftermath of the school collapse in Haiti featured; scenes shown of rescue efforts in the rubble of this church-run school. [Rescue WORKER - comments.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The global challenges that Obama is facing reviewed; details given about Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, North Korea and Russia. [During campaign, OBAMA - talks about national security under President Bush.] [Brookings Inst. Carlos PASCUAL- comments on the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.] [This week, OBAMA - comments on responding to Iran.] [ANALYST - comments on Russia's boneheaded move.] [Former White House Chief of Staff Leon PANETTA- outlines what Obama has to do re: the allies.]
(Washington: Kevin Corke) The future for the reeling Republican Party examined; details given about potential party leaders. [Governor Sarah PALIN - says those jerks took things out of context; laments we are still talkin' about my clothes.] [Representative Christopher SHAYS - says you have to reach out to minorities.] [Voice of Rush LIMBAUGH - comments on the conservative movement.] ["National Reviews" Ronald BROWNSTEIN, Politico.com Roger SIMON- analyze party politics.]
(Bamian, Afghanistan: Richard Engel) A remarkable look at the site in Afghanistan where the fundamentalist Taliban destroyed the giant stone buddhas of Bamian featured; scenes shown of the buddhas in the cliffs, their destruction in 2001, the outline today where restoration is under way and the people of Bamian. [US SOLDIER - says the people here want development.] [Japanese hotel owner Hiromi YASUMI- says she has had no security problems.]
(White House: Tom Costello) The future for Malia and Sasha Obama in the White House featured; photos shown of prior presidential children. [President-elect Barack OBAMA - tells the girls they have earned the new puppy.] [On "Access Hollywood" in July, Obama GIRLS - comment on living in the White House.] ["First Mothers" and "First Families" author Bonnie ANGELO- talks about teenagers in the White House.] [NBC's John PALMER - comments on family life in the White House.]