This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) The stimulus deal examined; details given about cuts in spending and President Obama’s plan to visit Elkhart, Indiana, and Ft. Myers, Florida, to sell the package; unemployment rates for Elkhart and Ft. Myers cited. [In Elkhart in August 2008, OBAMA – says our economy is in turmoil.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says it’s important to go where people are hurting.] The likely response of the House discussed.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The dismal job market featured; scenes shown of applicants lined up for jobs in Charlotte, North Carolina; statistics on jobs lost by sector cited. [Unemployed WOMAN, Pamela THOMAS – comment.] [President OBAMA – says the situation could not be more serious.] [MKM Partners LLC economist Michael DARDA- says only 2 sectors are creating jobs.] [Barber Isaac TISDALE- comments on his job change.] [Unemployed game designer Zack HIWILLER- reacts to being laid off.] The impact of a stimulus package on job losses discussed.
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Concerns about the safety of Gardasil, a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, examined; results of a study on emergency room visits and side effects cited; photo shown of Chris Tarsell, who died after getting a shot. [Vaccination recipient Gabrielle SWANK, her mother Shannon SCHRAG- comment on Gabby’s illness.] [Neurologist Dr. Dwight LINDHOLM- says there are too many people having long-term side effects.] [Mother Emily TARSELL- comments.] [National Vaccine Information Center Barbara FISHER- says it’s irresponsible not to take action.]
(New York: Katie Couric) The visit by pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles to the crash site noted. [SULLENBERGER – comments on his response to the plane’s troubles.]
(Miami: Kelly Cobiella) The fallout from a photo that showed Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps smoking pot featured; scenes shown of Phelps in the pool today in Baltimore; details given of his endorsement loss and suspension by USA Swimming. [Talk show host David LETTERMAN – jokes about Phelps being high.] [PHELPS – says the punishment is fair.] [Ransom Everglades School swimmer Michael SACO- reacts to Phelps’s story.] [Ransom Everglades School coach Andy DE ANGULO- notes the impact on the sport.] [Partnership for a Drug-Free America CEO Steve PASIERB- notes the opportunity for parents.]
(London: Sheila MacVicar) The sale of US military equipment stolen from NATO supply convoys along the Khyber Pass featured; scenes shown of the gear in a shop in Peshawar, a blown-up bridge, fuel tankers owned by the US company Mondo International. [Defense analyst Paul BEAVER- says it’s state of the art equipment; comments on Russian pressure on Kyrgyzstan to force the US from its base.] [Mondo International, Inc. Kevin CURTIS- says it's unlikely that threat will go away.]
(El Paso, Texas: Steve Hartman) Concerned citizens who use surveillance devices to monitor the Mexican border for illegal immigrants and drug smugglers featured; details given about the cameras provided by the Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition that allow users to view the Texas-Mexico border and alert authorities of activity via the Internet. [Truck driver Robert HAVERCAMP- says sometimes he pulls an all-nighter.] [Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition Donald REAY- says the potential is unlimited.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Steve Hartman) This story and next week’s segment discussed.