This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) The problems for many of President Obama’s cabinet nominees featured; details given of tax issues involving Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer, who both withdrew today, and criticism of Obama for selecting lobbyists for key jobs, including Bill Lynn; “New York Times” article about Daschle quoted. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says the decision was made by Daschle.] Obama's selection of Republican Senator Judd Gregg to replace Governor Bill Richardson as nominee for Commerce Secretary noted.
(Capitol: Sharyl Attkisson) The challenge for President Obama to sell his economic stimulus package featured; details given about proposals that would balloon several government agencies. [Senators John McCAIN, Jon KYL, Richard BURR– comment on the bill.] [Senator John THUNE- describes how big a trillion is.]
(Blakely, Georgia: Jeff Glor) The investigation of the salmonella outbreak linked to the Peanut Corp. of America updated; details given about the unsafe conditions at the Georgia plant, the lack of inspections at another PCA facility in Texas and the mounting recalls; scenes shown of the Lynchburg, Virginia, home of PCA president Stewart Parnell, who sits on the USDA’s peanut standards board. [Former PCA employee Jonathan PRATHER- says a rat was dry roasted in the peanuts; states roaches get in the dry roast.] [University of Minnesota Michael OSTERHOLM- suggests prison time.]
(New York: Jon LaPook) Questions about the safety of cardiac CT scans examined; heart images shown; details given about the risk from radiation exposure. [Heart patient Paulette CABALLERO- comments.] ["Journal of the American Medical Assn." study author Dr. Thomas GERBER- calls for educating the medical community.] [Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Andrew EINSTEIN- notes the risk of developing lung or breast cancer.]
(New York: Anthony Mason) The Oscar-nominated documentary film “Man on Wire” about high wire artist Philippe Petit reviewed; scenes and photos shown of Petit walking on a cable between the World Trade Center towers and other landmarks. [PETIT – comments on the film and his feat; says the towers are still there in his heart.]