This program is 28 minutes long
(Mesa, Arizona: Chuck Todd) President Obama's mortgage rescue plan reviewed; details given of aid to homeowners with loans from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and those with high debt and of incentives for lenders. [In Arizona, OBAMA – states the plan will give families a chance to rebuild.] [CNBC’s Steve LIESMAN- says it’s not a quick or general fix.] [Representative Marsha BLACKBURN- says we need to make certain we don’t penalize those who played by the rules.]
(Merrick, New York: Mike Taibbi) Who the Obama plan will help examined. [Widow May Lynne DiLEO- reacts to the possibility of losing her home.] [OBAMA – says this plan will not save every home.] [Mortgage brokers Gene CHOI, Richard BOCHNER- react to Obama’s plan.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The focus on the actions of the crew in the investigation of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 featured; details given of the experience of pilots Rebecca Shaw and Marvin Renslow; animation shown; statistics on regional carriers cited. [Retired pilot Tom CASEY- says it’s about judgment.] [NTSB’s Steve CHEALANDER- comments on pilot training.] [Regional Airline Assn. Roger COHEN- comments on the standards of regional airlines.] [Pilot Capt. Chesley SULLENBERGER – comments on his training and experience in landing his plane in the Hudson River.]
(Chicago: Lee Cowan) Investigations of Illinois Senator Roland Burris over his ties to impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich featured. [BURRIS – says stop the rush to judgment.] [January 8, BURRIS – denies offering money to Blagojevich.]
(Warren, Michigan: Mara Schiavocampo) The views of Detroit area auto workers on the restructuring plans of GM and Chrysler, including brand eliminations and job cuts, presented. [Car dealers John CALDWELL, Kevin BILSKI, Chrysler workers Steve UPLEGER, Donna DORSEY, Todd CASTILLO- react.]
(Chad: Ann Curry) The humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region in Sudan updated; details given of possible war crimes charges against President Omar al-Bashir; scenes and photos shown of a refugee camp in Chad, burned-out villages.
(Los Angeles: Chris Jansing) The story of 98-year-old Lee Gibson, a former Pullman porter, presented; historical photos and footage shown; details given of the porters’ role in forming the first black labor union; scenes shown of Gibson on a train ride to a ceremony to recognize the accomplishment of porters. [GIBSON – describes the porters’ duties; comments on opposition to the union.] [Pullman Porter Museum Lyn HUGHES- says they were the foot soldiers in the early civil rights movement.] [Amtrak’s Brian ROSENWALD- says it is an American story and a human one.]