This program is 29 minutes long
(Marion, Kentucky: Hari Sreenivasan) The power outage in Kentucky and other states featured; scenes shown from Marion of icy trees and utility workers. [In Kentucky, MAN, storm survivors Gwen and Bill WILSON - react.]
(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama's economic stimulus plan and efforts to get it passed by the Senate featured; details given from a bank study about the situation after the first economic package, the layoffs at Macy's and Obama's mass e-mail to supporters. [OBAMA - says we can't let differences prevent the package from moving forward.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - questions the plan.]
(Tampa: Kelly Cobiella) The reaction to a picture in a British tabloid of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps with a marijuana pipe reviewed; details given from his apology for his behavior. [The Agency sports management and marketing Andrew WITLIEB- raises questions about his endorsements; suggests Phelps has been partying too much.] [US Swimming youth coach Jim KELLY- reacts.]
(New York: Daniel Sieberg) A new program by Google Earth mapping the oceans featured; undersea and fish scenes shown; details given about the system's capabilities and how it works. [Google Earth and Maps director John HANKE- says we don't know what is down there; explains what you can see.] [The Nature Conservancy Stephanie WEAR- says this will connect people to the ocean.]
(New York: Byron Pitts) The slow recovery of the environment following the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez in Alaska 20 years featured; scenes shown from the coastline; details given about the '94 lawsuit against ExxonMobil and the legal reductions of the settlements. [Cordova fisherman John FLATT- says his financial situation is terrible.] [In '89, Exxon Mobil Corp. spokesman Don CORNETT- promises to "make you whole."] [Senator Lisa MURKOWSKI - says Exxon's strategy is to wear down those entitled to compensation.] [Alaska fisherwoman Osa SCHULTZ- comments on the settlement they got.] Schultz's Senate testimony shown.
(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) How libraries are becoming a hotspot in tough economic times featured; scenes shown from the crowded Los Angeles Public Library; details given about budget cuts in some libraries. [Library patron Melanie JARVID, MAN, Zach POND- comment on going to the library.] [Los Angeles Public Library's Peter PERSIC- says some libraries are being cut back.] [Librarian Maggie JOHNSON- says it's free!]
(Hollywood: Bill Whitaker) The 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed early rock and roller Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper and Richie Valens featured; scenes shown from Clear Lake, Iowa, the site of his last concert, the "Buddy Holly Story" movie and performance footage; photos shown; details given about Holly's influence on musicians. [FAN - comments.] [Singer Graham NASH - cites Buddy's influence on the British invasion of the 1960s.] [The Grammy Museum curator Ken Luftig VISTE- praises the Holly music.]
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Katie Couric) The first interview with the crew that splash landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River noted; scenes shown of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and four crew members.