This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Candy Crowley) How Obama is pushing everything in his agenda as salesman-in-chief reviewed; details given of the bickering over the loophole allowing the bonuses. [OBAMA - says the people need the stimulus plan to work.] [Senator Chris DODD, Mitt ROMNEY - comment on AIG.] [Democratic strategist Paul BEGALA - comments on Obama being overexposed.] [With Jay Leno, OBAMA - jokes about his bowling and Special Olympics.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The question of where we stand on the economy introduced; details given about the CBO projections on the budget deficit.
(Studio: Ali Velshi) The increase in the stock market for the second week in a row, the drop in jobless claims and mortgage rates after the Federal Reserve injected a trillion into the economy reviewed and bank closures discussed.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Governor Sarah Palin's rejection of stimulus millions for Alaska, including 171 million for education, featured; details given about other state governors opposing the stimulus spending; Democratic National Committee ad shown. [On Thursday, PALIN - questions the strings on the money.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's Ed Henry, Dana Bash and Joe Johns about President Obama and the economy. [HENRY - comments on Obama's criticism of the banks.] [BASH - says it is hard for Congress to okay more bank bailout money.] [JOHNS - says it looks like America is giving the president some time to get his plan moving. and there appears not yet to be Obama fatigue.] [HENRY - says the White House does not believe Obama is overexposed.]
(Washington: Joe Johns) The recession scams examined; scenes shown of a letter from Premier Financial, Inc.; details given about Oregon's fraud alert network. [Received fake check, Demetrius WILKINS- shows the document.] [Identity stolen twice, Heather DUNLEAVY - worries.] [Oregon attorney general John KROGER - outlines a fraud scheme.] [Identity theft consultant Nicole ROBINSON- offers advice.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The AIG bonus investigation in 20 states; the court's release of letters and e-mails from victims of swindler Bernard Madoff; the paparazzi following Ruth Madoff and a two-book deal for US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger reported.
(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) The trend of people having plastic surgery to look better for the job market featured; statistics on people postponing retirement cited. [Retired job seeker George DORSETT, laid off worker Gary PETERS - comment on their retirement situation.] [Plastic surgeon Dr. David WHITEMAN- says laid-off people are seeking surgery.] [Plastic surgery patient/real estate agent Debbie SCOTT- says surgery gave her confidence.]
(New York: Randi Kaye) Michelle's green thumb featured; scenes shown from the White House lawn of her with a group of local school kids. [OBAMA - says her girls like vegetables more if they taste good and they see it grow.] [Chef and author Alice WATERS - calls this a "victory garden."] Footage shown of a victory garden under Eleanor Roosevelt.