This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: John Hendren) The Senate debate tomorrow of the economic stimulus plan featured; details given about changes to the bill passed by the House and what the Republicans want. [On NBC, President OBAMA - says the important thing is getting it passed.] [On "Face the Nation," Senators Charles SCHUMER; Jon KYL, Tom COBURN; on "This Week," Representative Barney FRANK - offer views on the bill.] [American Society of Civil Engineers Andrew HERRMAN- says the infrastructure is near emergency.] The attendance of some Republicans, including Senator Arlen Specter, at Obama's Super Bowl party noted.
(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.
(New York: Bill Blakemore) The culture clash over the Democrats' hope to spend millions on the arts examined; details given about the money to go to the National Endowment for the Arts and of art projects closing down. [Representatives Mike PENCE, David OBEY - offer views on arts funding.] The problems for New York City Metropolitan Opera noted.
(Washington: Rachel Martin) The problems for President Obama's HHS Secretary nominee former Senator Tom Daschle over his tax problems featured; details given about Daschle's income. [REPUBLICAN - speaks on taxes.] [Campaign Legal Center director Meredith McGEHEE- says Daschle faces serious questions.]
(Studio: Dan Harris) The possible political impact on the Senate if Obama appoints Senator Judd Gregg as Commerce Secretary noted.
(Studio: Jeremy Hubbard) The potential loss of endorsements for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps after the photo of him smoking marijuana was released examined; scenes shown of Phelps at the University of South Carolina; apology from Phelps quoted. [Sports marketing director Peter LAND- comments on Phelps.]
(New York: Stephanie Sy) Why obesity may increase in these tough economic times examined. [Albert Einstein School of Medicine Dr. Judith WYLIE-ROSETT- says a junk food diet costs less than a wholesome diet.] [Shopper Marian FUGALE, diner Randi HUNT, Food Bank for NYC Anne DUGGAN- comment.]
(Tampa: Jeffrey Kofman) The question of why companies are paying a record amount for ads on Super Bowl Sunday while the economy is bad examined; sample commercials, including Miller beer, careerbuilders.com, Cash4Gold, shown. [Northwestern University professor Tim CALKINS- says people tune into the ads.] [In a bar, Dave EGAN- comments.]