This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: John Hendren) Obama's economic stimulus package examined; details given about jobs creation by industry, lower taxes, job cuts at Boeing and the possible shutdown of the "Seattle Post-Intellgencer"; scenes shown of Obama at a Washington diner. [In radio address, OBAMA - says this recession could linger for years.] [ABC's George WILL - says Obama is being shrewd.] Statement from economist Paul Krugman about the planned expenditures quoted.
(Studio: David Muir; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) Obama's start with the economic rescue program while dealing with a huge deficit and the visit to the control room by daughters Sasha and Malia discussed. [On "This Week," OBAMA - says everyone will have to sacrifice; comments on the reinvestment and recovery package, looking at our government and making it more efficient.]
(Studio: David Muir) Tomorrow's interview announced.
(Chicago: Eric Horng) Storm warnings in the Midwest and New England featured; scenes shown of snow in Chicago, where flights have been delayed. [Chicagoan Marina CERVANTES, mail carrier Evelyn ROMAN, resident Javier DIAZ, AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie RAYNO- comment on the snow and cold.]
(Studio: David Muir) Wind gusts in the West reported; scenes shown of an overturned truck.
(Jerusalem: Jim Sciutto) The Israeli threat of an escalation of its military offensive in Gaza featured; scenes shown of the soldiers, ambulances, the wounded and the diplomats in Cairo, Egypt; details given of international outrage about civilian casualties. ["The Jerusalem Post" editor David HOROWITZ- outlines Israel's goal against Hamas.]
(New York: Andrea Canning) The onslaught of people filing their income taxes early to get a refund fast examined; details given about deductibles. [Taxpayer Basia CHRIST, H&R Block tax associate Wilma HAYES- comment on filing early.] [IRS Terry LEMONS- cites free options available.]
(Washington: David Wright) The separation anxiety for President-elect Barack Obama, who will have to give up his BlackBerry, featured; details given about why presidents don't e-mail, about security concerns and the electronic paper trail. [ABC News political director David CHALIAN- says the BlackBerry is the White House lawyer's nightmare.] [November 25, Barbara WALTERS - ask how he will get along without his BlackBerry.] [On Wednesday, OBAMA - says they will have to pry it out of his hands.] [Burns Entertainment and Sports Doug SHABELMAN- talks about Obama advertising for BlackBerry.]