This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: David Muir) The ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings on Americans' anxiety about the economy examined; poll figures on jobs, spending, mortgages/rent and the length of the recession cited. [Californian Diane BEAMER- comments on the situation.] [Leeb Capital Management Stephen LEEB- says it is a self-fulfilling prophecy.] [New York DENTIST - cites despair.]
(White House: Jake Tapper) The ambitious agenda laid out by President Obama in his address last night and tomorrow's budget reviewed; details given about four issues: health care, education, energy and deficit reduction; about tax hikes and reforming Medicare/Medicaid. [OBAMA - says we cannot keep health care reform on hold.] [Senator Harry REID, White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†. Vice President Joe BIDEN - comment.] [Former White House chief of staff Ken DUBERSTEIN†- suggests Obama has too many priorities and has to focus on the economy.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) Obama's expensive programs, the response to them in Washington, the flexible White House strategy to step up a "roving coalition," problems with the health care, tax and energy plans discussed.
(Studio: Betsy Stark) The Treasury Department plan to restore public confidence in the banking system examined; details given about the "stress tests" to determine if banks can cope with the recession and about the need for credit to flow again. [Brookings Inst. banking analyst Douglas ELLIOTT- talks about the need to trust the banks.] [Egan-Jones financial analyst Sean EGAN- says none of the major banks can meet the worst-case scenario.]
(Amsterdam, Netherlands: Miguel Marquez) The crash of Turkish jet Flight 1951 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, featured; scenes shown of the broken plane and passengers in a farm field; animated diagram shown of what happened to the plane causing it to fall short of the runway. [Witness John ANSGAR - recounts what happened.] Other recent plane crashes reviewed. [Aviation analyst David LEARMONT- speculates.]
(New York: Ned Potter) New study findings in the "New England Journal of Medicine" about dieting to lose weight examined; details given about the specifics of the research and the individual's need for a group program. [Harvard School of Public health Dr. Frank SACKS- says it is about calories.] [Dieter Barbara KOLODKIN- talks about her diets.] [Duke diet and fitness center director Dr. Howard EISENSON- says the key is consistency.]
(Little Rock: Steve Osunsami) The story of a good Samaritan, Nigel Haskett, who was shot while helping a woman at the McDonald's restaurant where he worked and may not now be covered by medical insurance, presented; surveillance video shown of the assault in the Little Rock restaurant. [Police Lt. Terry HASTINGS- recounts what happened.] [HASKETT - recounts his injuries and surgeries.] The insurance company letter rejecting Haskett's medical claims and the response of the franchise owner quoted. [Haskett attorney Philip WILSON- reacts.]
(Washington: David Wright) The Internet social networking phenomenon of "twittering" and how politicians are now doing it featured; scenes shown of people sharing "what are you doing" right now. [Representative John CULBERTSON, Twitter CEO Evan WILLIAMS- comment on the twitter.] The twittering from Culbertson, Senator Claire McCaskill and Representative Michael Burgess quoted. [McCASKILL - comments.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Further coverage of the twitter story on "Nightline" noted.