This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: David Kerley) The mid-Atlantic snowfall featured; snow scenes of power lines, trees, plows, snow shoveling, covered cars shown. [Plow DRIVER, Washington Mayor Adrian FENTY, FAMILY, Bat Mitzvah mother Jeanine BERKMAN- comment on the weather.]
(Studio: David Muir, Heidi Jones) The historical snow amounts & the weather pattern of an El Nino winter discussed; weather maps shown.
(La Canada, California: Lisa Fletcher) The mudslides in California due to rains featured; scenes shown of mud everywhere in a La Canada neighborhood. [RESIDENT - describes what happened.]
(Washington: Rachel Martin) President Obama's speech to the Democrats featured; details given about his jobs plan. [OBAMA - says we will live up to our responsibility to lead & we will move forward; calls for doing what is right for the country.] [In weekly address, OBAMA - defends his proposals.] [Representative Jeb HENSARLING- asks where are the jobs.]
(Nashville: John Berman) The first-ever national Tea Party convention featured; scenes shown from Nashville, where former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will give the keynote speech. [At Opryland, SPEAKER, four CONVENTIONEERS - comment & sing about Palin.] ["Time" magazine Mark HALPERIN- says Palin is keeping her options open; states a movement needs a leader.]
(Port-au-Prince: David Wright) The judicial system that the American missionaries face in Haiti for trying to take children out of the country featured; scenes shown of the 10 Americans charged with kidnapping; details given from their letter to the American consulate & their concerns about their Haitian attorney Edwin Coq.
(Studio: David Muir) ABC News joint coverage of Haiti with Hulu.com noted.
(Studio: Stephanie Sy) The backlash against bonuses for bank executives examined; details given about the case of Goldman Sachs's Lloyd Blankfein, how the company used bailout money & its attempts at public relations. [BLANKFEIN - speaks about compensation.] [Compensation Advisory Partners partner Rose ORENS- assesses Goldman Sachs in the financial crisis.] ["Vanity Fair" editor Michael WOLFF- says Goldman Sachs had a total freakout.] [On the street, MAN - complains.]
(New York: Ron Claiborne) The controversies over the ads for football's Super Bowl examined; details given about the anti-abortion ad featuring football star Tim Tebow & his mother, Planned Parenthood's Internet response, the absence of an ad from Pepsi, advertisers who were rejected, including a gay man's dating service & a video game, the US Census Bureau ad & the fight for the funniest ad.
(Washington: John Donvan) The YouTube videos of the winter snow from across the storm system reviewed; clips including many on snow dogs, snowplows & kids shown.