This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The defeat by Senate Democrats of President Obama's plan to close down the Guantanamo Bay prison featured; details given of concern about where the detainees will go. [Senators Mitch McCONNELL, John THUNE, Kay Bailey HUTCHISON, Harry REID - oppose bringing terrorists to US prisons.] [FBI director Robert MUELLER – outlines concerns.] [January 22, OBAMA – says Guantanamo will be closed.] [Senators Dianne FEINSTEIN, Richard DURBIN– comment on funding.] NOTE: local contest information on screen.
(White House: Chuck Todd) Speeches tomorrow from Vice President Dick Cheney and President Obama on how the US should treat terror suspects previewed.
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The deepening fiscal crisis in California with the rejection of ballot measures aimed at easing the budget deficit featured; details given about the possible sell-off of landmark properties and deficits for other states. [Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER – says we have to make the changes through cuts.] [University of California-Berkeley Bruce CAIN- says we have a combination that is unimaginably bad.] [Cal State Fullerton student body president Curtis SCHLAUFMAN- notes the hardships for students.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The push for a ban on the use of messaging devices by mass transit drivers featured; scenes shown of texting bus drivers and a trolley driver injured while texting. [Injured commuter Samantha MATTEI- says the driver is responsible for other people’s lives.] [NTSB acting chairman Mark ROSENKER, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHOOD, American Public Transportation Assn. Greg HULL- speak against distracted drivers.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The swine flu outbreak updated; scenes shown of a triage tent at Queens Hospital Center in New York; map shown of the hardest hit states; details given about the greater immunity of older people. [WOMAN – says everyone is panicking.] [Patient’s MOM – comments.] [Maimonides Medical Center Dr. Estevan GARCIA- says we’re concerned about kids that have other chronic illnesses.]
(New Ulm, Minnesota: Kevin Tibbles) The hunt for teenager Daniel Hauser and his mother Colleen, who are on the run after she refused treatment for his cancer, featured; details given about the religious beliefs of the Native American Nemenhah band. [C. HAUSER- says this is our way of life.] [Daniel’s lawyer Philip ELBERT- wonders how the mother’s conduct is in Daniel’s best interest.] [Father Anthony HAUSER- recalls what his wife said.] [Brown County, Minnesota, Sheriff Rich HOFFMANN- says his advice is for her to turn herself in.]
(Kanab, Utah: Mara Schiavocampo) The recovery of Vick's dogs featured; scenes shown of Lucas’s scarred face and of Georgia, who has no teeth. [Best Friends Animal Society John GARCIA- says every one has made improvement.] [Our Pack, Inc. Marthina McCLAY- says Leo goes into a cancer facility and visits patients.] [Cancer PATIENT – reacts.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The silver lining to the recession with laid-off workers choosing to volunteer featured. [Volunteers Jill PETERS, Todd KLEMACK, Ann CODY- comment.] [Chicago Cares executive director Scott LORENZ- says it’s a viable opportunity to make a difference.]