This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Phil LeBeau) The plea to Congress from auto makers for an economic bailout featured; details given about Congressional “bailout fatigue.” [GM CEO Rick WAGONER, Chrysler CEO Robert NARDELLI- plead their case.] [Senators Charles SCHUMER, Jim BUNNING- express skepticism.] [In separate hearing, Treasury Secretary Henry PAULSON – explains his change in strategy.] [Representative Maxine WATERS- criticizes Paulson.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) President-elect Barack Obama's selection of Eric Holder as the first African American attorney general featured; details given about his role in the Marc Rich case while working under President Bill Clinton and his experience in the Justice Department.
(London: Jim Maceda) The spate of hijackings by pirates off the coast of Somalia featured; photos of the tanker Sirius Star, maps and scenes of pirates arrested by the British navy shown. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN- says they have proven to be pretty capable.] [Chatham House Roger MIDDLETON- comments on the money to be made.] [Voice of US 5th Fleet spokesman Lt. Nathan CHRISTENSEN- explains how the pirates work.] [NATO spokesman James APPATHURAI- explains what NATO does not do.] Another hijacking tonight noted.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) Limitations on college choices in this struggling economy featured; details given about the surge in applications to public universities, cuts in funding and tuition increases. [High school senior Elias GOODMAN, mother Deidre STEIN– comment.] [North Shore Hebrew Academy High School college admissions counselor Laura MILLER- notes parents’ uncertainties about their financial situations.] [College Parents of America James BOYLE- says colleges and universities want to help students complete their education.]
(Spremberg, Germany: Anne Thompson) Germany’s efforts to capture carbon from burning coal before it reaches the atmosphere featured; statistics on carbon dioxide emissions in the US cited; diagram shown of the cleaner process that uses pure oxygen; scenes shown of the pilot plant in Spremberg; details given about the cut in funding for a plant in the US. [Vattenfall Energy Lars STROMBERG- cites the emissions reduction.] [Ecologic Institute Andreas KRAEMER- says not applying carbon capture and storage is a crime against the climate.] [MIT Energy Initiative Ernie MONITZ- calls for pursuing a set of carbon technology options.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) President-elect Barack Obama’s relationship with organized labor examined; footage shown of former President Ronald Reagan ordering air traffic controllers back to work in 1981; details given about what labor wants and Obama’s position on a bailout for the auto industry. [SEIU president Andy STERN- comments on Obama’s campaign promises to workers.] [UAW president Ron GETTELFINGER- says the auto industry bailout is critical.] [On “60 Minutes,” OBAMA – says for the auto industry to collapse would be a disaster.]
(Menlo Park, California: Robert Bazell) The Paws for Purple Hearts program in which veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder train dogs to help paralyzed veterans featured. [Paws for Purple Hearts Rick YOUNT- explains how the training helps with PTSD symptoms.] [Dog trainer Sgt. Chris HILL – says he’s doing his part for those that are coming back.] [V.A. recreation therapist Melissa PUCKETT- says there is motivation built into the program.]