This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Harris) The backlash against executive bonuses examined; statistics cited. [On the street, two PEOPLE; on "The Daily Show," former Merrill Lynch CEO John THAIN, host Jon STEWART; Steven Hall and Partners co-founder Steven HALL, Yale University professor Jonathan KOPPELL- offer perspectives about the bonus system.]
(Studio: Betsy Stark) The rise in unemployment across the nation examined; details given about cutbacks at Ford, Kodak and Cessna. [Mesirow Financial economist Diane SWONK- says there is nowhere to hide in this all-collar recession.] [In New York, Workman's Cycles Wayne SOSIN- talks about the job.] A judge's approval of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plans to furlough state workers without pay and pay freezes noted. [Challenger, Gray and Christmas CEO John CHALLENGER- says they are trying to hold onto their people.] Stock Market Report.
(Springfield, Illinois: Chris Bury) The ouster of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich after his conviction in his impeachment trial featured; excerpts played from the FBI wiretaps. [BLAGOJEVICH - says there is no evidence of wrongdoing.] [Impeachment prosecutor David ELLIS- quotes Blagojevich about not giving the Senate seat away for nothing.] [University of Illinois at Springfield professor Kent REDFIELD, state senator Dan RUTHERFORD- talk about Blagojevich.] The possibility of federal criminal prosecution noted.
(Madisonville, Kentucky: Steve Osunsami) The impact of the cold on Kentucky where the power is out featured; scenes shown from Madisonville of people waiting in line for generators. [Jeff GREENWELL - talk about burning wood.] [Several KENTUCKIANS - comment on conditions.]
(Camp Shank, Lowgar province, Afghanistan: Martha Raddatz) The new tour of duty in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of the trip to the forward operating base and from Camp Shank; details given of the recent spike in kidnappings and attacks. [Third Brigade, 10th Mountain Div., commander Col. David HAIGHT, SFC David ROGERS- comment on the enemy finding sanctuary south of Kabul.] [Pfc. Zachary PRICE- recalls the events of September 11, 2001, that led him to enlist.]
(West Milford, New Jersey: Gigi Stone) The trend of bringing customer call centers back to the US from overseas due to consumer rage examined; details given about Dell's premium service and Jibberbug cell phone ads. [Web designer Jim RABKIN- comments on dealing with the overseas call centers.] [Jitterbug CEO David INNS- comments on policy.] [Texas at Austin professor Sharmila RUDRAPPAA- says the situation is complicated.]
(White House: Jake Tapper) The new style at the White House under President Obama featured; scenes and photos shown from inside the White House while the president's day and preferences are detailed. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- jokes about the White House.] [ABC historical consultant Richard Norton SMITH- comments on Obama's personal style.]