This program is 29 minutes long
(New York Stock Exchange: Erin Burnett) The high anxiety over the economy featured; the hike in wholesale and energy prices cited; scenes shown of depositors lined up at a failed IndyMac bank in California. [Before Congress, BERNANKE – says the economy continues to face numerous difficulties.] [Treasury Secretary Henry PAULSON- calls for stabilizing the housing industry.] [On CNBC, Fannie Mae CEO Daniel MUDD- says it’s a solid market.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: John Yang) Bush’s attempt to calm fears over the economy featured; details given of his push for offshore oil drilling. [BUSH – says the economy is growing; offers a view on government help for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.]
(Detroit: Phil LeBeau) The restructuring at GM to stave off bankruptcy examined; details given of changes for white collar workers, investors and retirees. [GM CEO Rick WAGONER- says we have a weak market.] [Retiree Brenda CURTIS – worries about losing her health care coverage.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The differing views from Senators Barack Obama and John McCain on Iraq and Afghanistan featured; details given of Obama’s plan to withdraw troops from Iraq and build up forces in Afghanistan and the removal from his Website of language on the ineffectiveness of the surge; findings of a poll on who would be a good commander in chief cited; Obama ad shown. [OBAMA – says the central front in the war on terror is not Iraq.] [McCAIN – criticizes Obama’s change in stance on the surge.] [President BUSH – suggests Obama was pressured by groups like moveon.org.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) A medical study finding a decline in physical activity from ages 9 to 15 reviewed; scenes shown from the New Image camp in Lake Wales, Florida; CDC statistics on childhood obesity cited. [Teen camper Sara TEDESKO- says she wanted to be a healthy weight.] [New Image camp director Maxine SPADARO- says they don’t move.] [National Institutes of Health James GRIFFIN- recommends encouraging a balance.] [Camp kid Michael GIAIME- says he goes on the computer and watches TV.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) Studies finding that regular self-examinations for breast cancer do not cut the rate of cancer or deaths reviewed. [Patient Lavonia HALL- comments.] [Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Dr. Ann PARTRIDGE- says we do not recommend self-exams for all women.] This controversial advice discussed.
(Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Anne Thompson) The views of AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson on the positive side of high gas prices presented; details given about changing consumer habits. [JACKSON&NBSP- says high gasoline prices bring conservation; says the technology exists for greater fuel efficiency; states global warming and gas prices don’t go together.] [Senators Barack OBAMA, John McCAIN – speak about our energy/oil situation.] [Earth Policy Institute founder Lester BROWN- calls for incentives to switch to hybrid cars.]
(Shakopee, Minnesota: Roger O’Neil) The decision of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Native American tribe to use money from their Mystic Lake casino to restore their land to the way it was in the 1800s featured; scenes shown from the reservation. [Tribe land manager Stan ELLISON- says part of the Dakota culture is to respect the land.] [Environmental specialist Shawn KELLY- comments.]