This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama's announcement tomorrow of new standards for fuel efficiency & tailpipe emissions featured; details given of the proposed standards for mileage requirement similar to that developed by California. [Sierra Club Ann MESNIKOFF, Representative Sander LEVIN- comment on having national standards.] [Brookings Inst. economist Cliff WINSTON- says the auto industry cannot fight back.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The rise in gasoline prices cited.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The problem for Chrysler dealerships being closed in selling their inventory of cars featured; scenes shown from dealerships that have to liquidate their remaining stock; details given about the drop in Chrysler resale values. [New Jersey Elm Dodge dealer Greg SIGNORE†- says we need more time to sell off the cars.] [IHS Global Insight analyst John WOLKONOWICZ†- says many dealers were surprised.] [Customer Haig DUDUKGIAN†- reacts to sales.]
(Studio & New York: Jon LaPook) How the H1N1 virus is unique & the question of a vaccine examined; photo shown of a New York City assistant principal who died. [Vanderbilt University school of medicine Dr. William SCHAFFNER- says it is unusual for the flu season to be so active & the virus is unusual; predicts it will come back in the fall.] [NYC health commissioner Dr. Thomas FRIEDEN- talks about this flu.] [Mt. Sinai school of medicine Peter PALESE- explains the animal research on the speed of transmission.]
(Chicago: Jennings) The Safe Families for Children program, a network of volunteers who will take in children from overwhelmed parents, featured; scenes shown from Chicago where families step in to help. [Chicago youngster "LAWRIE" - describes what happened to her family that had to live on the streets.] [The Safe Families for Children director Dr. David ANDERSON†- talks about making a difference.] [Safe Families mother Cassie ENG†, mother Shanelle BRYANT†, Safe Families mother Sheila APPLEGATE†, kids "TREVAN," "MALIK" - talk about aspects of helping the kids.] [Once an economic orphan, Charlene DAVIS†- comments.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Further coverage of the story on "The Early Show" & tomorrow's news noted.
(New York: Kelly Wallace) The job search by new college graduates examined; NACE job statistics cited; scenes shown of a jobs fair for government work, including Teach for America. [City College of New York students Wai CHANG, Eric EVANS, Barnard College student Elyse ROSS, "200 Best Jobs for College Graduates" author Laurence SHATKIN- comment on government jobs.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) The filly Rachel Alexandra who won the Preakness horse race yesterday featured; scenes shown from the race; details given about whether she will race at Belmont. [Assistant trainer Scott BLASI, owner Jess JACKSON- talk about the horse & whether she will run in the Belmont.] E-mails to Jackson quoted.