This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Betsy Stark) President Obama's bailout for Main Street to stop the foreclosure crisis examined; details given about the home affordable modification program and & the home affordable refinance program and about the reaction of ABC viewers. ["Inside Mortgage Finance" publisher Guy CECALA- reacts to the plan and its limits.] 533:30Economy: Stimulus Plan / Projects
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Studio: David Muir) How projects are getting shovel-ready for when the stimulus money comes in featured; details given about the job situations in Iowa, Silver Spring, Maryland, North Manchester and Elkhart, Indiana, Columbus, Ohio. [Industry People Group Brian MAY- cites contractor jobs.] [Economic analyst Stephen LEEB- talks about jobs and money.] [Elkhart WORKER, Columbus POLICEMAN - comment.]
(Capitol Hill: Jonathan Karl) The Senate's sparring over 9,000 earmarks in the budget proposed by President Obama examined. [OMB director Peter ORSZAG, White House chief of staff Rahm EMANUEL, White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- call this "last year's business."] [Senators Evan BAYH, John McCAIN - oppose more spending.] McCain's twittering of the porkiest projects noted. [Senator Tom HARKIN - defends a swine odor study.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) ABC's question of the day about earmarks noted.
(Washington: Lisa Stark) A warning about the Boeing 737 airplane after the crash of a Turkish plane in the Netherlands examined; scenes shown* of the plane wreckage; details given about the alert about cockpit instruments with plane diagrams shown. [Aviation consultant John NANCE- comments on the crew missing this.] [USC aviation safety instructor Michael BARR- says crews can lose focus.]
(Studio: Brian Ross) Another curious twist in the case of swindler Bernard Madoff and his wife, Ruth, examined; details given about their efforts to keep their 7 million dollar apartment and 62 million in cash and bonds; family photos and home video shown. [Attorney for Madoff investors Stephen WEISS, investor David ARENSON, Securities Investor Protection Corp. Stephen HARBECK- comment on the Madoffs.] Evidence from Ruth Madoff's father's will noted.
(Washington: David Wright) The situation in Darfur after Arab militias burned down the villages featured; details given about the problems of enforcing the indictment against Bashir, Sudan's expelling of aid groups from Darfur and Bashir's defiance. [ICC spokesperson Laurence BLAIRON, The Enough Project co-founder John PRENDERGAST- outline the charges and crimes against humanity.] [Sudanese ambassador to U.N. Abdalamahmood Abdalhaleem MOHAMAD- denies this is justice.]
(Pompano Beach, Florida: Jeffrey Kofman) The offer from the Broward County, Florida, board of education of free gym memberships for its school bus drivers featured; scenes shown from Pompano Beach of the bus and the gym. [School bus drivers Betty MILLER, Aurora OLIPHANT- worries about her health; reacts to the workout.] [School board wellness coordinator Tina SEVERANCE-FONTE- says the school board wants to save lives.]