This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The growing concern over the outbreak featured; details given about the illness in the US and the death of a toddler in Texas [WHO director-general Dr. Margaret CHAN- says all of humanity is under threat during a pandemic.] [3 OFFICIALS – comment on cases at the University of Delaware, in Nevada and Minnesota.] [President OBAMA – says officials at schools with H1N1 should consider closing.] [Houston Department of Health and Human Services David PERSSE- comments on the child’s death.] Signs the situation in Mexico City is stabilizing noted.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Signs the economy is recovering examined; statistics on exports and business investments cited; statement from the Fed quoted; details given of President Obama’s response to the crisis during his first 100 days. [Economist Lakshman ACHUTHAN- says the end of the recession is in sight.] [Mesirow Financial Diane SWONK- says Obama has a lot of plates spinning all at the same time.] [OBAMA – says the US will emerge stronger than before.] [Wall Street historian Charles GEISST- predicts Obama’s toughest days are ahead.]
(Trenton, Tennessee: Mark Strassmann) Tennessee’s use of stimulus money for bridge and road projects featured. [Ford Construction Co. Sam BAGGETT- says he’d like to see all the crews working on these jobs.] [Ford Construction Co. Robin PATTERSON- reacts to being rehired.] [Patterson’s wife Tiffany PATTERSON- comments on the strain of being laid off.] [Williams Equipment and Supply Rodney McCLELLAN- says we need a snowball effect.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The push by Los Angeles teachers for stimulus money to save their jobs featured; scenes shown of a protest. [Teacher Dania VILLANUEVA- says they need to spend the money to save teachers’ jobs.] [School district OFFICIAL – says he is not willing to frontload the first year all of the money.]
(Nanjemoy, Maryland: Thalia Assuras) The struggle to save a community health center in Nanjemoy, Maryland, featured; scenes shown from the clinic. [Uninsured patient Erin ALLODIVICH- comments on the cost of going elsewhere.] [Medical assistant Scott JENKINS- says you want to be a force in these people’s lives.] [Nanjemoy Health Services nurse practitioner Deborah FOERTER- says she was envisioning patients dying.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Congressional approval of Obama’s budget blueprint noted. Earlier interview held with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. [EMANUEL – says Obama’s focus and energy is not on figuring out how to avoid blame; explains why Obama is more popular than his policies; comments on Senator Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democratic Party; talks about learning from mistakes; states the administration’s biggest accomplishment is a renewed sense of hope in America.] CBS coverage of Obama’s news conference noted.
(Islamabad, Pakistan: Lara Logan) President Obama’s foreign policy initiatives during his first 100 days examined; details given of the increasing threat from the Taliban, his “global charm offensive,” his position on Iran, the increased violence in Iraq; scenes shown of him with various world leaders. [March 27, OBAMA – announces a new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.] [April 6, OBAMA – says the US is not at war with Islam.] [Former Pakistani Ambassador to the US Tariq FATEMI- comments on Obama’s message to the Muslim world.] [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON- notes the next 100 days will be a question of slogging through the hard work of diplomacy.] [April 20, OBAMA – tells CIA employees we are seeing changes in our foreign policy.]