This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The questioning of bank executives at House hearings on the bailout featured; scenes shown of Representatives Jeb Hensarling, Carolyn Maloney, Barney Frank and Michael Capuano criticizing the bankers; details given about Merrill Lynch’s bonuses. [Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd BLANKFEIN, Morgan Stanley CEO John MACK, Citigroup CEO Vikram PANDIT- comment on responsibility.] [Bank of New York Mellon CEO Robert KELLY, BLANKFEIN – say they will take no bonus.] [Bank of America CEO Kenneth LEWIS- comments on Merrill Lynch.] [At a separate hearing, Treasury Secretary Timothy GEITHNER – responds to Senator Lindsey Graham about his plan.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Stock Market Report.
(Washington: Tom Costello) House hearings in which Peanut Corp. of America president Stewart Parnell†† refused to answer questions about the salmonella outbreak reviewed; photos shown of victims Shirley Almer† and Clifford Tousignant††; Parnell’s e-mails quoted. [Representatives Greg WALDEN†, Bart STUPAK†- question Parnell.] [Several times, PARNELL - declines to answer.] [Victim’s relatives Jeffrey ALMER†, Lou TOUSIGNANT†, Peter HURLEY†- testify.] [Victim Jacob Hurley’s mother Brandy HURLEY†- comments.]
(Lone Grove, Oklahoma: Janet Shamlian) The impact of the tornadoes in Oklahoma featured; scenes shown of the wreckage in Lone Grove; details given of the discovery of 3 family members listed as missing. [2 SURVIVORS, victim Harrell KENNEDY, Governor Brad HENRY, Lone Grove city manager Marianne ELFERT– react; describe what happened.] [The Weather Channel’s Mike SEIDEL- notes the rarity of February tornadoes in Oklahoma.]
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) Michelle Obama’s new take on the role of the First Lady featured; scenes shown of her at various functions and her photos by Annie Leibovitz in "Vogue" magazine. [“Vogue” editor at large Andre Leon TALLEY- says it’s an historical moment of great significance.] [At Howard University, OBAMA – speaks about life balance for African American women.] [Former Hillary Clinton press secretary Lisa CAPUTO- notes the importance of being true to oneself and one’s interests.]
(Gulf of Aden: Jim Miklaszewski) The strategy to counter pirates off Somalia featured; statistics on attacks and hijackings cited; scenes shown of warships in the Gulf of Aden; photos shown of pirates captured by the USS Vella Gulf; details given of a joint military operation between the US and Russia. [US Navy Adm. Terry McKNIGHT- notes the difficulty of the task; lists weapons found on the pirates’ skiff.] [Vella Gulf Capt. Mark GENUNG- gives orders.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The win at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show by 10-year-old Sussex spaniel Stump featured; scenes shown; details given of his comeback from a near-fatal disease. [Competitor’s OWNER, WOMAN – react to Stump’s win.]