This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The massive recall of Stork Craft baby cribs due to a drop-side railing problem that can trap children examined; details given about prior crib issues prompting recalls. [Victim’s mother Nikki JOHNS- comments on her son Liam’s death by strangulation.] [Kids in Danger Nancy COWELS- outlines the danger from drop-side cribs.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The importance of this holiday shopping season to retailers featured; scenes shown of a rehearsal for Black Friday at a Chicago Best Buy; findings of a survey on expected spending and a report on credit card debt cited; details given of the demand for Zhu Zhu Pets. [2 CONSUMERS – comment.] [Telsey Advisory Group Dana TELSEY- says a high unemployment rate doesn’t make people want to increase their spending.] [Gap store director Wendy HOHMAN- comments on “White Wednesday” discounts.] [BMO Capital Markets John MORRIS- says it’s the “cheap thrill Christmas.”]
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The battle in the Senate over the health care bill updated; scenes shown of President Obama meeting with his cabinet; details given about the close vote by Democrats to debate the bill and the contention over the public option. [OBAMA – says he will not rest until businesses are investing and hiring.] [Senator Harry REID – recounts the reaction of the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s wife Vicki.] [Senator Blanche LINCOLN – opposes Reid’s proposal.] [Senator Mary LANDRIEU – comments on receiving money for Louisiana.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says we’re happy progress was made.] The progress of Obama’s deliberations over strategy for the Afghanistan war discussed.
(New York: Ron Allen) The increasing involvement of the Catholic Church in policy issues examined; details given of the dispute between Representative Patrick Kennedy and his bishop over abortion in the health care bill and the Church’s stand on a law approving same-sex marriage in Washington, DC. [Providence Archdiocese Bishop Thomas TOBIN- says Kennedy started this when he attacked the Church.] [For Cybercast News Service, KENNEDY – says if the Church is pro-life they should be for health care reform.] [Americans United for Separation of Church and State Barry LYNN- says the Church is trying to turn doctrine into the law.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) Boyle’s saga reviewed; details given about record sales for her debut album and what has happened since her appearance on “Britain’s Got Talent.” [With Matt Lauer, BOYLE – says she’s grown up a bit.] [“Billboard” magazine Bill WERDE- notes the demand to hear her may create radio opportunities.]
(Richmond, California: George Lewis) The decision of former Napa Valley chef Tim Hammack†† to work at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, California featured; details given of his effort to help others get culinary arts certificates. [HAMMACK – says just because we’re in a homeless shelter doesn’t mean we have to serve slop in a bowl; says to treat these people with love and respect is really important; states seeing live changed prompted him to stay.] [WOMAN – says the soup is great.] [Recovering crack addict Odale THOMAS††- reacts to cooking and serving others.]