This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Jake Tapper) The tough sell for President Obama's economic stimulus plan to the Republicans in Congress featured; scenes shown of Obama at the Capitol to meet with Republicans; details given of the push for tax cuts from Representative Dave Camp and from Obama's statement on taxes quoted. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI; for "Good Morning America," Representative John BOEHNER; Representative Mike PENCE, OBAMA - comment on the economy.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- comments on tomorrow's House vote.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The question of whether spending or tax cuts will most stimulate the economy and will work faster discussed; statistics cited.
(Studio: David Muir) The investigation in New York state into bonus money paid to Merrill Lynch executives by outgoing CEO John Thain examined; financial statistics cited. [Executive compensation consultant James REDA, "New York Times" business reporter Andrew Ross SORKIN- say the execs don't get it; notes we are paying these bonuses.] Citigroup's decision to give up plans to buy a corporate jet noted.
(Jerusalem: Simon McGregor-Wood) The reaction in the Middle East to the message from President Obama aired in an interview with Al Arabiya examined; details given about his plans for Iraq, Guantanamo Bay and the Middle East. [In interview, OBAMA - says he wants to communicate to the Muslim world that the US is not the enemy.] [Three ARABS, ISRAELI, Palestinian activist Hanan ASHRAWI- react.]
(Bellflower, California: Mike von Fremd) The issues raised by the birth of octuplets in Bellflower, California, featured; photos shown of seven thriving children from a previous set of octuplets. [Neonatologist Dr. Mandhir GUPTA, chief of OB/GYN services Dr. Karen MAPLES- talk about the babies, delivery team and feeding.] [USC Keck school of medicine Dr. Richard PAULSON- says this is a complication of fertility care.] [Father Ikye Louis UDOBI- comments.]
(Tulsa, Oklahoma: Ryan Owens) The state of emergency in Oklahoma due to a mixture of sleet, snow, ice featured; scenes shown of cars sliding in Dallas, downed power lines in Arkansas. [Oklahoma driver Angela HENDRIX, Kentucky HOMEOWNER, Washington, DC, MAN - comment on weather conditions.] [KTUL-TV Tulsa meteorologist Frank MITCHELL- gives the forecast.]
(San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Jeffrey Kofman) Outsourcing retirement for Americans to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, featured; scenes shown assisted living retirement sites that cost way less than in the US. [Retiree Homer HILL - talks about having affordable assistance.] [Cielito Lindo developer Sergio CHAZARO, Mexican Assn. of Retirement Communities Javier GONZALEZ- comment on the assisted living idea in Mexico.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Further coverage of Americans moving south of the border on "Nightline" noted.