This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Bob Orr) The dramatic audio from US Airways Flight 1549, which crash landed in the Hudson River last month, featured; animation and scenes shown; conversations between LaGuardia air traffic controllers, pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, and 2 helicopters played.
(No location given: Katie Couric) “60 Minutes” interview with Sullenberger previewed. [SULLENBERGER – describes the feeling of losing both engines.]
(Supreme Court: Wyatt Andrews) Surgery for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for pancreatic cancer featured. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says President Obama’s thoughts and prayers are with her.] [In 2006, GINSBURG – states she did not miss a session while being treated for colon cancer.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Jon LaPook) The prognosis for Ginsburg discussed.
(White House: Chip Reid) The partisan battle in the Senate over the stimulus package featured; details given about additional spending added by both parties. [OBAMA – responds to critics.] [Senators Lindsey GRAHAM, Richard DURBIN- comment on the bill.] [Senator Ben NELSON – says it’s difficult to bring people together.] Obama shown boarding Marine One and Air Force One for his first out-of-town trip.
(Palm Beach, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) The impact of Madoff’s crime on Palm Beach, Florida, home to many of his victims, featured; losses for a health center for seniors and the Palm Beach County School district cited. [Victims Gerald and Renee BLUMENTHAL- react to losing their retirement.] [Columnist Larry LEAMER- notes investing with Madoff was a sign of status.] [Former Palm Beach council member Susan MARKIN- says these are conservative, philanthropic, giving people.] Vandalism to Madoff’s Florida home noted.
(New York: Jon LaPook) The tough decisions for many cancer patients in this economy who must forego treatment because of the cost featured; cost figures cited. [Patients Keith BLESSINGTON, Denise PROSSER- comment.] [Kaiser Family Foundation CEO Drew ALTMAN- says people with cancer fall through the cracks.] [American Cancer Society CEO John SEFFRIN- says cancer deaths attributable to lack of adequate insurance are growing.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The infighting within President Bush’s administration over Guantanamo Bay featured; details given of Vice President Dick Cheney’s opposition to closing the facility. [Former Pentagon official Matthew WAXMAN- states Cheney was determined to stick to the status quo.] [Voice of CHENEY – criticizes Obama’s policy.]
(Knoxville, Tennessee: Mark Strassmann) University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt profiled as she approaches her 1000th victory; scenes and photos shown. [SUMMITT – comments on the meaning of 1000 and her expectations.] [University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce PEARL- comments on Summitt’s family atmosphere and history of tradition.] [Son Tyler SUMMITT, 2 PLAYERS – comment on “the look.”]