This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) The reaction to Obama’s win featured; statements from South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Polish President Lech Walesa and Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele quoted; details given about other winners and their accomplishments. [OBAMA - says he does not feel deserving but will accept it as a call to action.] [Former Vice President Al GORE, Senator John McCAIN, “Washington Post” columnist Michael GERSON– react.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The American public’s reaction featured. [In Washington, DC, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles, several PEOPLE – express views.]
(London: Richard Roth) The Nobel Peace Prize selection process reviewed; other contenders this year listed. [Nobel prize historian Asle SVEEN- notes the committee has secret meetings; says the prize for Obama is a prize for good intentions.]
(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: Bob Schieffer; Studio: Jeff Greenfield) White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’ reaction noted. Why Obama was selected, the political impact and how it effects expectations discussed.
(Atlanta: Mark Strassmann) The danger of the virus for children and concern about the vaccine examined; fatality figures and kid-to-nurse ratio at Oklahoma schools cited; map shown; Oklahoma PSA shown. [CDC’s Dr. Anne SCHUCHAT- comments on the death toll.] [Oklahoma state epidemiologist Kristy BRADLEY- notes the uncertainty about vaccine distribution.] [Oklahoma City public schools Debbie JOHNSON- comments on resistance to the vaccine.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The increase in foreclosures due to problems with the government’s loan modification program examined; details given about a possible bailout for the FHA. [Foreclosed homeowner Jeff LEE- says the program was a joke.] [Bankruptcy attorney Gene MELCHIONNE- says it’s chaos.] [Congressional Oversight Panel chair Elizabeth WARREN- says the crisis has hit prime mortgages.] [Moody’s economy.com Mark ZANDI- predicts the problem will be intense for the next 6 months.]
(Marina del Rey, California: John Blackstone) The goal of triathlete Kyle Garrett to compete in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii after having a heart transplant and battling cancer 4 times featured. [GARRETT – talks about his new heart and his cancers; states he is the luckiest guy on earth; comments on his donor.] [Transplant cardiologist Dr. Jon KOBASHIGAWA†- recalls Kyle asking him if he could compete.]