This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The astounding rate of layoffs examined; statistics on underemployment and unemployment in Georgia cited. [At a graduation for Ohio police officers, President OBAMA – says it takes time and patience.] [PNC Financial Services economist Stuart HOFFMAN- says relief has not arrived.] [First Baptist Church of Dalton pastor Bill WILSON- comments on increased participation in his meal program.] [Laid-off Nick BURNS- comments.] [Dalton Career Center manager Danny COPE- states people need encouragement and hope.] Hiring in the government and health care sectors noted. New jobs that need to be created and who is most affected by this massive job loss discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Reports introduced.
(Philadelphia: Jeff Glor) The impact of the economic stimulus plan on blue collar jobs featured; details given of the creation of union construction jobs. [Electrician George DiBRUNO- comments on the uncertainty about his job.] [Business owner Al BROWN- comments on efforts to win a government contract.] [Philadelphia transit fund manager Bob LUND- comments.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The impact of the stimulus package on white collar jobs featured. [Queenscare Family Clinics president/CEO Terry BONECUTTER- comments on receiving a stimulus check.] [Austin Bridge and Road president Jim ANDOGA- comments on adding workers.]
(White House: Chip Reid) The major policy change with President Obama's plan to reverse restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research featured; details given about the controversy. [In August 2008, OBAMA – supports stem cell research.] [In August 2001, President George BUSH – calls embryonic stem cell research one of a series of moral hazards.] [Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research Amy Comstock RICK†; in October 2006, actor Michael J. FOX††- support the research.] Family Research Council statement quoted.
(Canton, Georgia: Kelly Wallace) The popularity of house swapping Websites in this dismal housing market featured; the increase in listings on goswap.org cited. [Swappers Melissa PETROCCO, Lyca SHAN- comment on meeting each other’s needs.] [Home seller Dan THOMAS- comments.]
(Monterey, California: John Blackstone) The invasion of giant squid that are eating everything off the California coast featured; scenes shown of a Humboldt Squid; map shown of the squid’s expanded territory in the Pacific Ocean. [Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Bruce ROBISON, Stanford University William GILLY- describe the squid.]
(Denver: Steve Hartman) Andrew Novick’s collection of collections featured; scenes shown of the items in the Denver cultural exhibit “The Astounding Problem of Andrew Novick” and more stuff at his home. [NOVICK – describes some of his stuff; says his problem is how to display everything.] [Wife Janene HURST- comments.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Steve Hartman) This story and next week’s segment discussed.