This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Jake Tapper) President Obama's announcement that the combat mission in Iraq will end in August of 2010 featured; troop numbers cited; details given of the reaction and about the 19-month troop withdrawal timetable. [At Camp Lejeune, OBAMA - says Iraq is not yet secure and violence will continue; speaks to the Iraqi people and to the American troops.] [Senator John McCAIN - says the plan can lead to success.] [Representative Lynn WOOLSEY - says Obama promised to be out in 16 months.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - comments on the surge.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: Martha Raddatz) The reaction of the military to the drawdown timetable, how the bulk of the troop withdrawal will be next year and the role for the remaining troops in Iraq discussed.
(Studio and New York: Betsy Stark) The economic numbers examined; details given about high unemployment in California, the drop in exports and consumer spending; scenes shown from a North Carolina sidewalks plant where layoffs have occurred. [Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER - comments on work.] [Wachovia global economist Jay BRYSON- says even exports declined.] [October 31, 2007, Power Curbers Inc. President Dyke MESSINGER- talks sales figures.] [On the street, MAN - reacts.] The consensus that the economy will continue to struggle this year noted.
(New York: Sharyn Alfonsi) The latest government plan for the ailing Citigroup bank featured; details given about the banks' situation after the first bailout with the CEOs remaining on the job, including Bank of America's Ken Lewis and Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit. [Senator Bernie SANDERS - reacts.] [Fox-Pitt Kelton securities analyst David TRONE- comments on perception.]
(New York: Jim Avila) The State Department travel alert warning college students not to go to Mexico for spring break due to the drug wars featured; details given about the spread of the violence across the border to the US. [University of Texas student Megan CAMPBELL, Arizona State student Max SPADAFORE- react to their parents' concerns.] [State Department spokesman Gordon DUGUID- says Mexico has seen a rise in drug violence.] [Mexican attorney general Eduardo MEDINA-MORO- downplays the threat to tourists.]
(San Francisco: Laura Marquez) How newspapers are in a fight for their lives due to the increased use of the Internet featured; scenes shown of newspaper headlines; details given about the development of new ways of reporting. ["San Francisco Chronicle" columnist C.W. NEVIUS- says no one feels safe.] ["Time" magazine editor Walter ISAACSON- says we need journalists to be watchdogs; notes online coverage comes from newspapers.] ["New Britain Herald" editor Marc LEVY- defends the community newspaper.] ["What Would Google Do author Jeff JARVIS- defends the Internet.]