This program is 26 minutes long
(White House: Jake Tapper) President Obama's press conference tonight about the economic recession previewed; scenes shown of the president with the Australian Prime Minister; excerpts from his economic progress report quoted; details given about the budget. [OBAMA - says we are not just regulating the banks.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- says the president will tell the people how this affects their lives.] [At hearings, Treasury Secretary Tim GEITHNER - says the bank plan will work.] [Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben BERNANKE - talks about stabilizing the situation.]
(Houston: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Studio: David Muir) A progress report on jobs and housing featured; details given about unemployment, jobs from the stimulus money, good news on housing sales. [Fact and Opinion Economists chief economist Robert BRUSCA- says the job loss decline has gotten smaller.] [Parks worker Melina VASQUEZ- comments.] [Economic Outlook Group global economist Bernard BAUMOHL- comments on housing permits.] The views of the consumer noted.
(Houston: Charles Gibson) ABC News coverage of the press conference announced.
(Studio: Brian Ross) The criminal insurgency by the drug cartels featured; scenes shown of gunfire; details given of concerns about civil anarchy in Mexico and about the US plan to help along the border. [Secretary for Homeland Security Janet NAPOLITANO- comments on what is going on in Mexico and the US role in assisting.] [Former DEA operation chief Michael BRAUN- says throwing in more personnel will not be enough.] [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE- comments on the insurgency.]
(New York: John McKenzie) The plight of families of Alzheimer's disease patients examined; scenes shown of a gathering of families in Washington, DC. [Alzheimer's disease caregivers Diane SHELTON, Barbara BARHAM, Zuan QUACH- talk about caretaking.]
(On the road in Manhattan: Dan Harris) Honda's new hybrid car called Insight featured; scenes shown of the reporter taking a test drive; details given about whether it could be a threat to the Toyota Prius and about the market for fuel-efficient cars. [American Honda Motor Co. spokesman Christopher NAUGHTON- talks about the Insight.] [Edmunds.com editor Karl BRAUER- wonders if two-dollar gas will stay.] 5:5810Good Night