This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Thalia Assuras) Obama's plans to act swiftly to deal with the economy featured; details given about plans to build roads and bridges, green jobs in energy projects and tax cuts. [In weekend address, OBAMA - comments on jump starting job creation.] [In the campaign, OBAMA - speaks about taxes.] [On "This Week," Senator Charles SCHUMER - says the plan needs to be big.] [University of Maryland economist Peter MORICI - says we need to fix what is structurally broken: the banks, trade with China and oil dependence.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.
(New York: Randall Pinkston) The liberals' critical view of Obama's team featured; details given about the prior approaches of Democratic Presidents Jimmy Cart and Bill Clinton. [Political analyst Earl Ofari HUTCHINSON- says many of the names are very traditional moderate centrist Democrats.] [Politico.com Roger SIMON- assesses the Obama staff.]
(Studio: Priya David) The dramatic drop in early holiday retail sales featured; details given abut chains closing underperforming stores or going out of business; statistics cited. [Shoppers Wyleen PERRY, Margie CORTS, Gustavo LEYVA- comment.] [NPD Group chief retail analyst Marshal COHEN- predicts Black Friday will be Grey Friday.] The government's consideration of another rescue plan for the Citi retail bank discussed.
(Dubai: Sheila MacVicar) The modern-day pirates operating off the east coast of Africa featured; scenes shown of racing yachts at sea and of hijacked vessels held for ransom; details given about the case of the Sirius Star. [Puma Ocean Racing Capt. Ken READ- gives his location.]
(Postville, Iowa: Seth Doane) The story of the small town of Postville, Iowa, that is facing economic calamity featured; scenes shown of the Agriprocessors plant that suspended operations after an immigration raid arrested undocumented immigrants. [Mayor Bob PENROD - says we need government assistance.] [Resident Jeff BOHR, immigrant FAMILY, St. Paul Lutheran Church Rev. Stephen BRACKETT- comment on the town's economic situation.]
(Storrs, Connecticut: Michelle Miller) The impact of the deepening recession on the cost of college for students featured; examples cited. [University of Connecticut student Jennifer LORENS, Boston University students Jana HOFEIMER, Charles PROCTOR- worry about their college costs.] [University of Connecticut admission director Lee MELVIN- comments on in-state applications.] [Boston University vice president Joseph MERCURIO- comments on financial assistance.]
(Lima, Peru: Jim Axelrod) The long-running dispute over the treasures from Machu Picu in Peru between the Peruvian government and Yale University examined; details given about the "looting" issue. [Historian Mariana MOULD De PEASE, Yale University deputy provost for the arts Barbara SHAILOR- offer differing opinions on artifacts ownership/stewardship issue.]