This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The request to Congress from the Postal Service for permission to cut mail delivery by one day a week featured; the drop in mail volume and projected net loss cited. [Postmaster General John POTTER- says he doesn’t take this request lightly.] [Public Citizen president Joan CLAYBROOK- opposes the idea.] [Senators Susan COLLINS, Tom COBURN- react.]
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) House passage of President Obama's economic stimulus package with no Republican votes in support featured; details given of specifics of the bill. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, Representative Steny HOYER- comment on change.] [Representatives John BOEHNER, David OBEY, Ken CALVERT- comment on the plan.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) The possibility of a bailout for the banking and housing sectors examined; details given about the “bad bank” plan to buy bad assets from troubled financial institutions. [OBAMA – says businesses that are shedding jobs to stay afloat can’t afford inaction or delay.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – comments on addressing each of the legs of this stool.] [CNBC’s Steve LIESMAN- says this would be a clean start.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The expansion of the recall of peanut products from the Peanut Corp. of America plant in Georgia due to the salmonella outbreak featured.
(Albany, New York: Peter Alexander) The impact of the deadly storm reviewed; scenes shown of the rescue of a man whose care slid into the Ohio River, a traffic jam in Indianapolis, downed power lines in Paducah, Kentucky, kids shoveling snow in Albany, New York; details given about power outages. [DRIVER, Paducah resident Robin WEST, Albany business owner Rich DETHOMASIS- comment.] [The Weather Channel’s Jim CANTORE- says there’s a chance for a warm-up tomorrow.]
(Washington: John Yang) Efforts by marketers to cash in on President Obama’s popularity featured; ads for Starbucks and Obama’s campaign compared; Pepsi ad shown; details given of increased sales of Chicago White Sox caps and J. Crew; scenes shown of the Sasha and Malia dolls. [“Advertising Age” Bob GARFIELD†- says this is the commodification of hope.] [Political Americana owner Jim WARLICK†- reacts.] [Marvel Comics Stephen WACKER†- comments on the Spiderman comic book about the inaugural.]