This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The meeting between the Bushes and the Obamas at the White House reviewed; scenes and photos of the Obamas’ arrival and from inside the Oval Office shown; details given about indications Obama will reverse some of Bush’s executive orders. [American University James THURBER- notes the historic nature of this meeting.] [White House press secretary Dana PERINO- says they both love their country equally.] [Obama transition team chair John PODESTA- says there is a lot the president can do without waiting for Congressional action.] [First Lady’s chief of staff Anita McBRIDE- comments on the meeting between the women.] Obama shown taking his daughters to school in Chicago.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The crisis in the economy featured; details given of the cost of bailing out insurance company AIG, the big 3 auto makers’ request for more money and Circuit City’s bankruptcy. [Interim Assistant Secretary for Financial Security Neel KASHKARI- outlines restrictions on the AIG loan.] [CNBC’s David FABER- says the expectation is that we’ll get a lot of the money back.] [Senator Harry REID- notes the auto industry bailout is for the workers.] [Retail analyst Joe FELDMAN- says this holiday season could be a challenge.] Surging sales at McDonald’s noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The decision of package delivery company DHL to stop operations in the US reported.
(Wilmington, Ohio: Lee Cowan) The impact of DHL’s restructuring on the city of Wilmington, Ohio, featured. [Wilmington Mayor David RAIZK- says we’re not going to have a ghost town.] [Chamber of Commerce Karen HALEY- says this is catastrophic.] [Barber Dale INWOOD- comments on people losing their homes.] [Analyst John LANGENFELD- says the economy put the nail in the coffin.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Quarterly losses for Starbucks coffee cited.
(Austin, Texas: Lisa Myers) An FDIC program at IndyMac Federal Bank that helps people facing foreclosure keep their homes featured; details given of the effort to modify the mortgages of delinquent borrowers. [Homeowners Maribel CARILLO- reacts to the bank’s offer.] [FDIC Chairman Sheila BAIR- calls for this to become a federal program.]
(Phoenix: Robert Bazell) A study on the role of statin drugs in reducing the risk of heart disease reviewed; details given about the trial involving C-reactive proteins in patients taking Crestor. [Maricopa County Hospital Dr. Merdez SARURIAN- says the study behooves you to test CRP in patients.] [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steve NISSEN- says this is a blockbuster.] [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Paul RIDKER- notes deaths could be avoided with this strategy.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) Mothers instructing their daughters about money featured; statistics about women and money cited. [Women and Co. CEO Lisa CAPUTO- says women are the chief financial officers in the household.] [Mom and daughter Sandy and Sydney SABIAN- comment.]
(Near Cobourg, Ontario: Kevin Tibbles) The grassroots phenomenon in Canada to honor those killed in the war in Afghanistan featured; scenes and photos shown of a coffin draped with the Canadian flag and the people waving flags, holding signs and saluting on the bridges over the highway to the morgue. [Photographer Peter FISHER- says he hopes they know they’re not alone.] [Fallen soldier’s mother Darlene CUSHMAN- recalls a father and son saluting her son; thanks the people on the road.] [Cobourg fire department Capt. Todd WILSON- comments on saluting the heroes despite miserable weather.]