This program is about 1 hour long
(White House: Ed Henry) President Obama's speech tonight about the economic stimulus package that is before the Senate reviewed. [OBAMA - says he found the deficit and national debt when he showed up!; states we have to move swiftly to deal with an economy already in crisis; outlines the price of inaction, the new unemployment claims, another dismal jobs report; reiterates we need to get things done and this legislation needs to be moved quickly or things will get worse.] Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner's plans to unveil a "financial stability program" to overhaul the TARP program already in place previewed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The partisan Senate debate over the stimulus bill noted.
(Washington: Dana Bash) The Senate's cancellation of an all-nighter over the bill so that there will be more time to forge a compromise because the votes are not there to pass the bill outlined.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The new Labor Department number on unemployment noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen, John King and Joe Johns about the day's events. [GERGEN - says Obama's partisan speech put the Republican support at risk.] [KING - says Obama personalized the fight in his speech tonight because he needs Democratic support.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen, John King and Joe Johns about the day's events involving Obama and his economic stimulus bill. [JOHNS - says this is about negotiating tactics.] [GERGEN - says what Obama is doing is high risk that could make the Republicans dig in.] [KING - comments on the level of attempts at "bipartisanship" behind the scenes.] Other material: [In his speech tonight, OBAMA - says don't come to the table with tired arguments; states we will keep working for bipartisanship for action as we take on these pressing priorities; comments on the Lilly Ledbetter act and children's health insurance.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Air Force One's landing at Andrews Air Force Base after his Virginia speech shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen, John King and Joe Johns about the day's events involving Obama and his economic stimulus bill. [JOHNS - says Obama is insulating himself about change and he has to be pragmatic about getting this high-stakes bill passed.] [GERGEN - says they have been working behind the scenes on a revised version of the TARP bill; states the stimulus bill could be passed in the Senate and he may need to reach out to Republicans.] [KING - outlines the second half of the bailout bill that the public does not like.]
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The politics of the intercession of politics and faith examined; details given about what he said during the presidential election campaign and how President Bush used his own faith-based initiative. [OBAMA - talks about his family's view of organized religion; comments on working with the church folk in the neighborhoods.] [During the campaign, several times, OBAMA - speaks about religion and our ally Israel.]
(Atlanta: David Mattingly) The FAA tapes about the plane flight reviewed; audio exchange between the plane, and the LaGuardia air traffic controllers played; scenes and diagram shown of the plane in flight and in the water.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Congressional questioning of the SEC about its failure to act on Bernard Madoff's investment scheme introduced; scenes shown from the hearings where a Congressmen blasted the SEC officials. [Representative Gary ACKERMAN - asks "what the heck went on" when they were told about this a decade ago; states you have failed in your mission.] [In response to Ackerman's questions, SEC acting general counsel Andrew VOLLMER- babbles in legalese.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The Pentagon's dropping of all charges against the terrorism suspect in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole; the invasion of the White House garden by raccoons and the Stock Market Report reported.
(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) The first public response from Olympic swimmer Phelps presented; details given about the possibility of legal action against him in South Carolina, where he was partying. [On WBAL-TV, PHELPS - says it was bad judgement and he made mistakes; talks about how swimming make him happy and he won't make any decision about the future yet.] [Richland County Sheriff Leon LOTT- says he broke the law.]