This program is about 1 hour long
(Chicago: Ed Henry) President-elect Barack Obama's meeting with Senator John McCain and the speculation about a place in the cabinet for Senator Hillary Clinton featured; details given of the issues Obama and McCain talked about: immigration reform and the Guantanamo Bay prison. [OBAMA - talks about their conversation.] A statement from a Democratic official about the sensitivity of former President Bill Clinton's finances quoted and & how Bill's records are a bone of contention discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Bill Clinton's charitable foundation and the problem for Hillary of Bill's foreign connections examined; map shown of locations of Bill's contacts that could be a conflict. [Hillary CLINTON - comments.] [The Politico Jeanne CUMMINGS - comments on Bill's connections.] [Voice of Bill CLINTON - talks about doing exhaustive vetting.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Time" magazine Mark Halperin, "New York Daily News" Errol Louis and Harvard Inst. of Politics Jennifer Donahue about Obama's transition. [In-studio, HALPERIN - says Clinton is a definite possibility for secretary of state: that it makes a lot of sense for both of them; comments on how Obama is trying to time everything to get things passed with bipartisan help.] [DONAHUE - says Hillary is looking like she wants the post, they can work around former President Bill Clinton's finances and her role is limited in the Senate; comments on the Obama-McCain relationship.] [In-studio, LOUIS - talks about the Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals" book; states there will be no role for Senator John McCain.] Other material: [For "60 Minutes," OBAMA - says he has been reading Abraham Lincoln and about his approach to government.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Fortune" editor Andy Serwer about the state of the economy. [SERWER- talks about the unemployment rate and how there is no end in sight; states dealing with the auto industry is tough with General Motors long being a systemic failure: that people do not want GM cars; suggests a philosophical break between President Bush and Obama over dealing with banks and homeowners.] Other material: [For "60 Minutes," OBAMA - says it would be a disaster for the auto industry to collapse, so we need to provide assistance; states we need to deal with helping people stay in their homes.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Another grueling day of wildfires in southern California reported; scenes shown of flames in the distance. [In Sylmar, CNN's Chris LAWRENCE - talks about the fires, weather, firefighters and burning homes and mobile homes.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Ted Rowlands) Tomorrow's story on arson fires previewed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Time" magazine Mark Halperin, "New York Daily News" Errol Louis and Harvard Inst. of Politics Jennifer Donahue about Obama's transition and the economy. [HALPERIN - says the debt is a political matter; suggests the major remedies will have to come from Obama with the challenge being how big to go in dealing with the economic challenges.] [DONAHUE - outlines what Obama's team is doing now about handling the economy.] [LOUIS - comments on the possibility of a catastrophic failure in the auto industry and the precedent it sets for other industries.] [HALPERIN, DONAHUE, LOUIS - say the campaign has aged and matured Obama.] Other material: [For "60 Minutes," OBAMA - says things could be worse, but we have not been able to reset the confidence in the consumer market.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) President-elect Barack Obama and his family featured. [For "60 Minutes," OBAMA - comments on the loss of anonymity, the problem of keeping the girls normal, what his mother-in-law might do.] [Michelle OBAMA - talks about her daughters, the family and getting the dog.]
(New York: Randi Kaye) The issue of the problems in the auto industry and the UAW examined; details given about last year's strike at General Motors and resulting concessions and the costly jobs bank set up in the 1980s. [The Heritage Foundation James SHERK- comments on the UAW contract.] [University of Michigan economist Don GRIMES- says the concessions in last year's contracts were too little, too late.] [UAW president Ron GETTELFINGER- defends the union: that auto workers have not been greedy; states the industry needs a low-interest loan.]