This program is 29 minutes long
(Chicago: Lee Cowan) Obama’s transition effort with Representative Rahm Emanuel being chosen as chief of staff and the urgency of the economic situation featured; scenes shown from Chicago; statements from Representative John Boehner and Senator Lindsey Graham about Emanuel quoted; details given about possible roles for chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and spokesman Robert Gibbs. [EMANUEL – reacts to the job offer.] [Senator Joe LIEBERMAN – comments on being chastised by Senator Harry Reid for supporting Senator John McCain.] Obama’s meeting with President Bush on Monday noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC coverage of Obama’s first news conference tomorrow noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Chuck Todd) "New York Times" blue/red map of how the voting went and the impact of young and Latino voters discussed.
(Detroit: Phil LeBeau) The push from the big 3 US auto makers for more money from the government featured; scenes shown of the CEOs from Ford, GM and Chrysler with Congressional leaders. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI – comments.] [CSM Worldwide auto analyst Michael ROBINET†- says they do need some intervention.] The expectation that Ford and GM will report losses noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Chris Jansing) The drop in retail sales examined; statistics cited; details given about the downturn for luxury retailers. [CNBC’s Margaret BRENNAN†- states expected weak numbers ended up being abysmal.] [Los Angeles developer Rick CARUSO††- explains the impact on everyday workers when the rich don’t shop.] [Calitalia waiter Francisco MORAN‡, Melisse chef Josiah CITRIN††- comment on the slowdown for upscale restaurants.] [Luxury Link president Diane McDAVITT†- notes the increase in discount travel deals.]
(Phoenix: Kelly O’Donnell) Accusations from Senator John McCain’s campaign aides about Governor Sarah Palin’s controversial wardrobe and her knowledge of geography reviewed. [In Alaska, PALIN - responds.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The success of California’s Proposition 8 referendum that overturned the court decision allowing gay marriage featured; scenes shown of demonstrations; vote count cited; details given of the support from Christian groups; ad shown. [Family Research Council David NAMMO- says people would go back to their own states and challenge their amendments.] [ACLU Matt COLES- notes the trend toward people realizing it is unfair to exclude people from marriage.]
(Buffalo, New York: Ron Mott) The story of 3 Buffalo sisters whose combined age is almost 300 year presented; scenes shown of Addie Jerrett, Maggie Baran and Sally Klein. [SISTERS – comment on their exercise, keeping in touch; fuss with each other; talk about their background.]