This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The plans submitted by the auto makers in exchange for a bailout examined; details given of cutbacks at Chrysler’s headquarters. [Autopacific Inc. Jim HOSSACK- comments on the hope for an upturn.] [GM employee Karl HAMILTON- worries.] [Former GM employee Lori DAVIS- reacts to her plant closing.] [IHS Global Insight Rebecca LINDLAND- comments on the options for bond holders.] The outlook for the survival of the two companies discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Stock Market Report.
(Denver: Chip Reid) The reaction to the bill featured; scenes shown of Obama signing the bill and viewing solar panels on the roof of a Denver museum, the start of a new construction project in Tuscumbia, Missouri, and a protest against the bill in Colorado. [OBAMA – speaks of the investment in infrastructure and putting Americans to work.]
(Tampa: Armen Keteyian) The news conference where baseball player Alex Rodriguez was questioned on his use of steroids featured; details given of his admission that he injected drugs legally bought by a cousin in the Dominican Republic. [RODRIGUEZ – says he didn’t think they were steroids; thanks his teammates for their support.] [In December, 2007 “60 Minutes” interview, RODRIGUEZ – denies using performance-enhancing substances.] Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre’s depiction of Rodriguez in his new book noted.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The mounting troubles for new Illinois Senator Roland Burris over his involvement with impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich featured; details given of his admission that he offered to raise money for Blagojevich, which he earlier denied in sworn testimony. [Today and Sunday, BURRIS – contradicts himself.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) Fraud charges against R. Allen Stanford for a scheme involving CDs with impossibly high rates of return featured; details given about his extravagant lifestyle and his global financial empire; scenes shown of federal agents raiding his offices in Memphis and Houston. [Investor Brett ZAGONE- comments on her loss.] [Investors’ attorney James DUNLAP- comments on the scope of the scam.]
(Tokyo: Wyatt Andrews) The embarrassment during Clinton’s visit to Japan from the resignation of Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa, who was responsible for promoting the government’s economic stimulus proposal, featured; video shown of Nakagawa seemingly drunk during a press conference. [In interview, CLINTON – denies the loss of Nakagawa will complicate her efforts to coordinate with the Japanese.]
(California’s Central Valley: John Blackstone) The story of Mia, who was brutally abused as an infant and transformed by the foster family who later adopted her, presented; home video and photos shown of Mia screaming and scratching at herself and visiting the grave of her baby sister, who was killed by their father; statistics on child abuse cited; scenes shown of Mia at her high school graduation. [Adoptive mother Sharon BEHRENS- describes Mia’s behavior; recalls almost giving up; says it’s been quite a ride.] [Kings County, California, deputy district attorney Thom SNYDER- says she was grievously sexually abused.] [Child psychiatrist Dr. Lenore TERR- describes Mia’s ghastly drawings.] [Today, MIA – says they thought she would never be able to socialize; relates her promise to her sister; talks about “throwaway” children; explains why she wants to be a kindergarten teacher.]