This program is 28 minutes long
(LaGrange, Illinois: Kevin Tibbles) The interest in the government's cash for clunkers car trade-in plan examined; scenes shown from a car dealership outside Chicago; details given about the five leading clunker models & five leading models purchased. [Westefield Ford Carmelo SCARPACE, car buyer Jennifer BARRON, National Automobile Dealers Assn. Bailey WOOD- talk car deals.] [Representative Jeb HENSARLING- opposes the program.]
(White House: Mike Viqueira) President Obama's views of the signs the economy might be turning around featured; TV ad shown; details given of rumors about health care bills. [In his weekly address, OBAMA - says we put the brakes on the recession.] [In GOP Web address, Senator John THUNE- criticizes the administration.] [Voice of Betsy McCAUGHEY- speaks about Medicare telling people how to end their lives sooner.] [Representative Chris VAN HOLLEN- talks about the misinformation battles.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Tomorrow's guest on "Meet the Press" named.
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The early marketing for Christmas sales featured; scenes shown from the stores where it is Christmas in July. [National Retail Federation Ellen DAVIS, University of North Texas Bernard WEINSTEIN, Dallas Market Center Jane ROBERTSON, SHOPPER - comment on shopping, sales & layaway.]
(London: Keith Miller) A swimming rematch between Michael Phelps & his Olympic Games rival, Milorad Cavic, featured; scenes shown from the pool. [PHELPS, CAVIC - comment on the race.
(Studio: Lester Holt) The performance by American swimmer Dara Torres in one of the controversial swimsuits that will be banned next year reported; photos shown.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) A closer look at who is cashing in on bank executive bonuses featured; photo shown of CitiGroup's star trader Andrew Hall, who is up for a 100 million dollar bonus; details given about how much the major banks are putting aside for annual bonuses. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- suggests the bonus is out of wack.] [Compensation expert Paul HODGSON- says the Wall Street banks are returning to their former ways--the bad old days.] Signs that rich Americans are returning to old spending ways noted. ["New York" magazine Sarah BERNARD- comments.]
(Los Angeles: Chris Jansing) Tourism with a touch of the macabre in Los Angeles & other sites of the famous people who died featured; scenes shown from outside the homes of Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley & Los Angeles cemeteries. [Dearly Departed Tours Scott MICHAELS- says business is up.] ["The Frenzy of Renown" author Leo BRAUDY- says people mark their lives in terms of celebrities.] [Tour taker Carla VALENZUELA - reacts to Jackson's death.]