This program is 28 minutes long
(CNBC headquarters: Margaret Brennan) The slowdown in consumer spending featured; statistics on retail jobs lost cited. [Retail analyst Dana TELSEY- says no type of retailer is untouched.] [EXPERT – says the fear of a weak economy causes people to spend less.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) The two fights for President Obama’s administration featured; details given about Congressional resistance to the economic stimulus package and the tax problems for HHS Secretary nominee Tom Daschle. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – comments on the stimulus plan.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL- says there is an attempt to use this bill to increase permanent spending.] [With Vermont’s governor, OBAMA – comments on the devastating effects of this economy.] [With NBC’s Matt Lauer, OBAMA – notes the high stakes involved.] The confirmation of Eric Holder as attorney general noted.
(Paducah, Kentucky: Mike Taibbi) The aftermath of the ice storm in Kentucky reviewed; scenes shown of National Guard troops going door to door, downed trees and power lines, crowded shelters. [Deputy Sheriff Malcolm COUCH, resident Laura TUCKER – comment on the power outage.]
(London: Stephanie Gosk) The impact of a big snowfall in Britain featured; scenes shown of a traffic jam, crowds at train stations and London’s Heathrow Airport, kids playing. [2 WOMEN, airline PASSENGER, London Mayor Boris JOHNSON, KIDS - react.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) A treatment for breast cancer that makes radiation treatment faster featured; details given of the finding that many women have unnecessary mastectomies. [NYU Cancer Institute Dr. Silvia FORMENTI- says mastectomy is a fast solution.] [Patient Pam NEWTON – reacts to the shorter treatment time.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The dilemma for the Justice Department over whether to launch a criminal investigation into the Bush administration’s policy of warrantless surveillance of US citizens examined. [Former Army intelligence worker Adrienne KINNE- notes it was common to intercept the conversations of Americans and many calls were personal.] [“The Shadow Factory” author James BAMFORD- says you have to investigate a potential criminal activity and find out what happened.] [Harvard University professor Charles FRIED- says everybody engaged in this eavesdropping was acting to protect us.]
(Along California’s coast: Anne Thompson) A new program by Google Earth that allows users to view the oceans from the surface and under the water featured; details given about the system's capabilities. [Google Geo director John HANKE- notes this gives you great video of exotic life forms.] [Ocean explorer Sylvia EARLE- says it makes no sense to look at fish just as something to eat.] [Photographer Kip EVANS- talks about connecting with viewers.] [University of California at Santa Cruz Samantha SIMMONS- says we learn about animals and their relationship to the environment.]