This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Jake Tapper) The predictions on the deficit spending examined; details given about the likelihood of spending cuts or higher taxes. [OBAMA - says the White House update will not be funded under this act.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- offers an analogy.] [Senator Kent CONRAD- says more things will have to be paid for.] [OBAMA - hopes we can cut the deficit in half.]
(New York: John Berman) The war on bailout bonuses featured; details given about the legality of Congressional action in this area and about whether going after the executives would be helpful. [Last night, comedian Jay LENO - questions taxing bonuses.] [George Washington University law professor Jonathan TURLEY- cites the Constitution's opposition to retroactive legislation like this tax bill.] [Representative Earl POMEROY - says the people said "hell, no."] [MAN - speaks about a tour of these executives' homes.] ["Washington Post" columnist Steve PEARLSTEIN- gives the business point of view.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The steamroller in Congress to tax the bonuses, its possible impact on the administration's position on business, how the Senate will delay voting on the tax bill and how the White House has been overwhelmed by this bonus issue discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The topics on "This Week" mentioned.
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The collision of two US naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz reviewed; photos and diagrams shown of the nuclear sub USS Hartsford and the USS New Orleans. [Former 5th Fleet commander retired V/Adm. Kevin COSGRIFF- says the amphibious ship could not detect the submarine.]
(Qom, Iran: Jim Sciutto) The novel video message to Iran from President Obama examined. [OBAMA - talks about the future, diplomacy, the people of Iran; quotes an Iranian poet.] [National Iranian American Council president Trita PARSI- assesses Obama's signals to Iran.] [IRANIAN - reacts to the US government recognizing Iranian greatness.]
(New York: Gigi Stone) The resurgence of bartering due to the recession featured; scenes shown from "free" stores, small businesses and examples of barter on Craigslist. [Barter participants Megan MADISON, unemployed Dana WOODS, restaurant owner Kevin WALTERS, dentist Dr. Samuel RUDICK- explain their participation in bartering.]
(White House: Yunji de Nies) The groundbreaking on the new White House vegetable garden featured; scenes shown of First Lady Michelle Obama with school children and from 1940s-era victory gardens. [OBAMA - praises fresh vegetables and fruit; talks about her girls.] ["In Defense of Food" author Michael POLLAN- says you can afford fresh fruits/vegetables and it cuts down on fossil fuels.]