This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: John King) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ali Velshi) The encouraging economic news with the rise in the stock market outlined; details given about the message from Obama, Summers, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke, the president's embrace of Wall Street, the return of some bailout money from banks to the government in the TARP program and the 9 percent gain in the Dow.
(Studio: John King) Live strategy session held with CNN's Joe Johns and "Fortune" magazine Katie Benner about the economy. [BENNER - says Wall Street was due for a rally and we got some good news in the economy; comments on the need for Obama to talk with the business community.] [JOHNS - talks about the political risks for the president if the market goes back down; notes there is a lot of ridicule out there.] Other material: [In Florida in November, OBAMA - quotes what Senator John McCain said about the economy being strong.]
(Philadelphia: Drew Griffin) How banks are profiting from fees attached to unemployment benefits examined; scenes shown from south Philadelphia. [Unemployed salesman Steve LIPPE- talks about the debit card system and money going to the banks.] [Representative Carolyn MALONEY - opposes fees to unemployment benefits from banks.] [Department of labor and industry Troy THOMPSON- defends the fee system.]
(Portsmouth, Virginia: Tom Foreman) The housing finds at foreclosure auctions featured; scenes shown from a Virginia auction and houses on the market. [Virginia house seeker Darlene SHELTON- shows a house; comments on the bidding process.] [Real Estate Disposition, LLC Trent FERRIS- cites this opportunity.]
(Studio: John King) Statistics on February foreclosures cited
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The winners and losers in this economy featured; scenes shown from a food warehouse in Virginia; details given about Netflix, public libraries, Borders Books and Craigslist. [SHOPPER, store GUY, Netflix GUY, Arlington County library director Diane KRESH- comment on the approach to spending and saving.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico to show support for the government's crackdown on drug cartels; the government's doing away with the terrorist label "enemy combatants"; the request from Bernard Madoff's lawyers to free him until he is sentenced and the barging of a house from New Jersey to Long Island reported.
(New York: Randi Kaye) President Obama and the issue of gays in the military examined; details given about his campaign promise and whether he should deal with such controversial issues; scenes shown from a rally in Washington. [At rally, former Navy commander Zoe DUNNING- jokes about being a lesbian in the military.] [Former Clinton adviser on gay issues Richard SOCARIDES, Family Research Council Tony PERKINS- offer differing opinions on the gay rights issue and what Obama should do about social issues.]
(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with "Unfriendly Fire" author Nathaniel Franks and Capitol Resource Inst. Karen England about gay issues. [Supports gay rights, FRANKS, advocates family values, ENGLAND - offer differing opinions on the gays in the military issue, social agendas and extending benefits to same sex couples.] Other material: Obama's April 11, 2008, statement in "The Advocate" about the waste of kicking gays out of the military.
(No location given: Sanjay Gupta) The issue of medical tourism in which Americans go to other countries for lower-cost medical treatment examined and discussed; details given about the case of one woman's heart surgery in India, the good quality of care in a hospital in India and what President Obama's administration is saying about making the medical system more efficient. [In interview, Indian PHYSICIAN - says there is waste in the US medical system, especially administration.]
(Miami: John Zarrella) The investigation into Anna Nicole Smith's addiction to prescription drugs being influenced by her attorney Howard K. Stern and her two doctors examined; details given about Smith's background, including the death of her son, Daniel and the custody battle over her daughter. [InSession's Lisa BLOOM - says the three are being accused of being drug dealers in lab coats; characterizes Anna Nicole.] [California attorney general Jerry BROWN - calls Stern a "principal enabler."] [STERN - speaks about Daniel's death.]