This program is 28 minutes long
(Chicago: Jake Tapper) Obama's crisis management team featured; details given about treasury secretary Tim Geithner, Larry Summers as National Economic Council director, Christina Romer for the Council of Economic Advisers with Melody Barnes as director of the national Domestic Policy Council. [OBAMA - says that work starts today; wants a stimulus package right away to jolt the economy back into shape.] [In April, GEITHNER; in October, SUMMERS - speak about the economy.] The projected cost of a stimulus package cited. [Standard and Poor's chief strategist Sam STOVALL- says Obama is getting the message about the economy.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) How the Obama team needed to step into the economic vacuum with these various announcements, the larger stimulus package and the chances to get it done by inauguration day with the Senate concerns noted and discussed.
(Studio: Betsy Stark) What the government may do with Citigroup, which is too big to fail, examined; details given about the bailout plan to keep the bank afloat, the tanking of Citi stock, today's rally of bank stocks and what the taxpayer gets in the deal. [Outside a Citi bank, two CUSTOMERS - worry.] [Fox-Pitt Kelton CCW bank analyst David TRONE- assesses this approach to Citi.] [New York Stock Exchange trader Jonathan CORPINA- says everything rallied.] Statement from President Bush about the financial system noted.
(Dallas: Ryan Owens) The changing gas prices as the economy took a nose dive and what it means for holiday travel featured; maps shown. [MOTORIST, drivers Heather McBROOM, Nikki STADLER- react to lower prices.] [Financial analyst Karen ALFEST- offers an assessment.]
(New York and Washington: Bob Woodruff) The problems for Iraqi translators who have come to the US on immigrant visas but cannot find work and may have to return to Iraq featured; details given about the extent of government assistance for the translators 7 the dangers they face at home. [Iraqi translators "YOUSRA", "MARAD"; Army Capt. Jason FAYLOR- talk about the dangers for translators in Iraq.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Yousra's return to Iraq noted.
(Ft. Lee, New Jersey: John Mckenzie) A new landmark radical back spine fusion surgery featured; scenes and diagrams from the Hudson Crossing Surgical Center in Ft. Lee, New Jersey, from the operating room shown. [Patient Stacey HERMANN- talks about her pain.] [Surgeon Dr. Roy VINGAN- comments on the surgical procedure.] [Duke University medical center Dr. Robert ISAACS- says colon perforation is a risk.]
(Seattle: Neal Karlinsky) The story of the last wish from 11-year-old Seattle boy Brenden Foster, who is suffering from leukemia, presented; scenes shown of a food drive started from Brenden's idea to help the homeless. [FOSTER - talks about wanting to help feed the homeless people.] [Volunteer Jennifer MORRISON, MAN, mother Wendy FOSTER- talk about helping.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Brenden's legacy reiterated.