This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Jake Tapper) What Obama will say in his speech tonight to the nation about the economy and recovery previewed; excerpts quoted; details given about his four long-term goals, what he will say about foreign policy and the Republican response from Governor Bobby Jindal. [February 17, OBAMA - speaks about turning the economy around.]
(Washington: Charles Gibson) Earlier interview held with White House adviser David Axelrod about the economy. [AXELROD - talks about the extent of the credit crisis; comments on the great anger in the country and the need to restore our economy.]
(Washington: Charles Gibson, George Stephanopoulos) How Obama has to talk about bailout fatigue and making people believe it is worth it, how he has been grim and what he has to say about the "patient" being fine and how the president is relishing the job and learning to live in the "bubble" discussed.
(Washington: Charles Gibson) ABC coverage of the speech announced.
(New York: Betsy Stark) What Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke said about the recession and the banks reviewed; details given about the housing market. [BERNANKE - says 2010 will be a year of recovery, but the financial system needs stabilization.] [Senator Bob CORKER - talks about the banks and nationalization.] [BERNANKE - says the government could be a bank shareholder.] [Johnson Illington Advisors Hugh JOHNSON- says Bernanke calmed the fears about nationalization and was somewhat optimistic.] Reports AIG insurance is seeking more help from the government noted.
(Washington: Lisa Stark) A warning at a Congressional hearing from US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and his crew that experienced professionals are being squeezed out of the aviation industry examined; details given about the need for better pay for experienced pilots. [SULLENBERGER, US Airways First Officer Jeffrey SKILES- speak about the state of the airline industry today.] [Representative James OBERSTAR - speaks about safety issues.]
(Washington: Charles Gibson) The testimony today from the air traffic controller, Patrick Harten, about the crash landing of Flight 1549 into the Hudson River noted; exchange between the air traffic control and the pilot played; crash footage shown. [HARTEN - reads statement about the plane.]
(New York: John McKenzie) Findings of a new medical study linking alcohol use by women and the risk of cancer examined; specifics from the study outlined on screen. [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Dr. Anne McTIERNAN- says alcohol can cause direct damage to cells.] [MC Anderson Cancer Center Dr. Therese BEVERS- offers advice.]
(Capitol Hill: Jonathan Karl) Examples of the 9,000 earmarks in the new budget to fund government operations featured; statements from Senator Tom Harkin about pig odor in Iowa quoted and from Senator Charles Schumer defending spending on grapes noted.. [September 26, 2008, Senator Barack OBAMA - promises earmark reform.] [Citizens Against Government Waste president Tom SCHATZ- calls the bill an outrage.] [Representative John BOEHNER - calls it wasteful spending.]