This program is 29 minutes long
(Mexico City: Bill Plante) Obama’s pledge to help in the drug war featured; scenes shown of him with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and of armed troops in Mexico City. [OBAMA – says we have to crack down on drug use and stem the southbound flow of guns and cash.] [DEA Anthony PLACIDO- notes Mexican drug trafficking organizations control the retail distribution networks in the US.] The agreement between Obama and Calderon to promote clean energy and fight climate change noted.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Upcoming story previewed.
(Washington: Bob Orr) Accusations of torture by the CIA stemming from the use of waterboarding to interrogate terror suspects featured; excerpts from the Justice Department’s “torture memos” quoted; details given about information obtained from 9/11 suspects Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
(Washington: Jeff Glor) The return home of the Maersk Alabama crew featured; scenes shown of the family reunions; animation of the pirate attack shown. [Crew members A.T.M. REZA, William RIOS- recount what happened when the pirates boarded and Capt. Richard Phillips was taken hostage.] [Crew member John WHITE- calls for helping sailors who have not been rescued.] Phillips’ expected return to Vermont tomorrow noted.
(New York: Anthony Mason) Profits for banks that received bailout money last year featured; quarterly figures for JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs cited. [Rochdale Securities LLC Richard BOVE†- notes the impact of unemployment on credit card debt.] [Lane, Berry and Co. Frederick LANE†- comments on the bank stress tests.] [FBR Capital Markets Paul MILLER†- says TARP worked.]
(Mexico City: Seth Doane) The persistent threat of kidnapping for Mexican citizens featured; details given about protective measures, including bodyguards, armored cars and bullet-proof clothing; phone call between a kidnapper and the wife of victim Jose played. [In shadow, Mexican lawyer “GABRIEL” – notes it is common to have bodyguards.] [Ballistic Protection sales director Jose MACOUZET- says this type of business is booming.] [Former victim “JOSE” – comments on his ordeal.]
(Miami: Kelly Cobiella) Hard times in the commercial real estate market examined; statistics on retail closings and commercial mortgages at risk of default or foreclosure cited. [GGP president/COO Tom NOLAN- says there isn’t enough capacity in the credit markets to refinance the debt.] [Property owner Yves BARROUKH- comments on his vacancy rate.] [Business owner Barbara BURGIS- notes her rent was as low as it could go.] [Real estate investor Jose FERNANDEZ- says you’re just spiraling downward.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) The concert in New York City’s Carnegie Hall by an orchestra comprised of musicians chosen from auditions on YouTube featured; scenes shown. [Conductor Michael Tilson THOMAS- says upload, upload, upload.] [Timpanist Owain WILLIAMS, violinists David FRANCE, Hanah STUART, Tien-Hsuan LEE, cellist Rachel HSIEH- comment.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The viewership for the audition tapes noted.