This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) President-elect Barack Obama's plans to name Eric Holder as the first African American attorney general featured; details given about his background in the Justice Department, including as assistant attorney general and his involvement in the Elian Gonzalez and Marc Rich cases. [Former federal prosecutor Richard BEN-VENISTE- says Holder is qualified and did not make major mistakes.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The first visit to the White House for the Obama girls noted.
(Capitol Hill: Jonathan Karl) The appeal to Congress by the auto industry for an economic bailout featured; details given about the cuts at the Big Three. [Chrysler LLC chairman and CEO Robert NARDELLI, GM CEO Rick WAGONER - make their appeal.] [Senators Christopher DODD, Jon TESTER- question a bailout.] [Chrysler dealers Chuck EDDY, Jim ARRIGO- say we cannot wait.]
(Studio: Betsy Stark) Congressional hearings into what the taxpayers have gotten from the TARP rescue plan money featured; details given about the plan from FDIC chairman Sheila Bair to help homeowners with their mortgages. [Representative Barney FRANK - questions Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.] [PAULSON - says we have been working aggressively...; agrees more needs to be done for homeowners] [Representative Maxine WATERS - comments on the Bair plan.] [BAIR - says this would reduce foreclosures.] [American Bankers Assn. Ed YINGLING- questions the plan.] [Representative Nydia VELAZQUEZ- expresses frustration.] The pressure on Paulson who wants the money to go to stabilizing the financial system noted.
(London: Nick Watt) The pirate epidemic in the Indian Ocean featured; photos and scenes from the sea shown. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN- says it is a serious issue.] [Navy Fifth Fleet Cmdr. Jane CAMPBELL- cites the size of this water space.] [Chatham House Roger MIDDLETON- outlines the nightmare scenario of sea piracy.]
(Sylmar: Lisa Fletcher) The return home of residents to the site of the wildfires that destroyed homes featured; scenes shown From Sylmar of people sifting through the ashes of burned-up homes. [Residents Jo-Dean FINCH, Anthony TRAYHAN, Jordan WALKER - comment.] [Los Angeles Mayor Antonio VILLARAIGOSA- announces there are no human remains.]
(Everett, Massachusetts: Bob Woodruff) The effort in Everett, Massachusetts, at recycling via a financial incentive plan featured; illustrative scenes shown. [Capitol Waste supervisor Joe BARRESSI, Everett recycling coordinator Jon NORTON, WOMAN, Susan MARINO, Recycle Bank Anthony CASALI- comment on the recycling program.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Tomorrow's segment previewed.