This program is 29 minutes long
(Boston: Dean Reynolds) The Tea Party movement examined; scenes shown from a rally in Boston; many poll findings on the movement & views & background of its supporters cited. [In speech, former Alaska Governor Sarah PALIN - criticizes the Democrats.] [Two Tea Party GUYS - say we are unhappy with the government's direction.] [Near Chicago, Donna SUTTER‡- aligns with the Tea Party view.] [At San Francisco, supporter Rachel HIGGS - expresses concern.] The plans for Tea Party tax day rallies across the country noted.
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The annual report from a government watchdog group on pork barrel spending examined; details given about the pork barrel projects with specific spending named, including the projects snagged by Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran. [Senator Jim DeMINT- talks about the earmarks.] [Citizens Against Government Waste president Thomas SCHATZ- calls Cochran an "unrepentant porker."] [Representative Tom PRICE - calls for Congress members to defend their pork projects.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Two new signs of the recovery of the economy examined; details given about consumer spending, the profits for JPMorganChase & Co. bank & problems with the housing foreclosure crisis. [Economist Dan GREENHAUS- says the consumer has turned the corner.] [President OBAMA - reacts to the improvement.] [Moody's economy.com economist Mark ZANDI- says housing is still a threat to the economic recovery.] [Punta Vedra, Florida, homeowners June & Joe TERRY- comment on their house & mortgage.] The reaction of corporate CEOs to the consumer spending numbers discussed.
(Tokyo: Lucy Craft) The impact of the earthquake of this lonely corner of southwest China featured; scenes shown of the wreckage of buildings, rescue efforts, the ethnic Tibetan populace & Chinese troops.
(New York: Jeff Glor) Tomorrow's unveiling of President Obama's plan for the space program previewed; details given about the loss of the lunar landing project, the retiring of the space shuttle, the criticism of the plan by former astronauts Jim Lovell & Gene Cernan & the loss of NASA jobs related to the space shuttle. [CBS News space consultant Bill HARWOOD- calls it a watershed moment for NASA; states US astronauts will have to use the Russian Soyuz.] [APollo 11's Buzz ALDRIN - says it is a doable space program.]
(Mexico City: Bill Whitaker) The whirlwind state visit to Mexico by First Lady Michelle Obama featured; scenes shown of Michelle in Mexico City with Margarita Zavala, wife of President Felipe Calderon. [University of Notre Dame professor Allert BROWN-GORT- compares the two first ladies.] [At the university, OBAMA - speaks.] [In the street, WOMAN - reacts.] [Former foreign minister of Mexico Jorge CASTANEDA- comments on President Obama's bold attitude.] The problem of the drug violence in Mexico noted. [Mexico's interior minister Fernando GOMEZ MONT- comments on the complexity of the problem for both counties.] [On the drug problem, M. OBAMA - says you cannot give up.]
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The contest in which civic boosters are going to extremes to acquire high-speed Internet from Google featured; scenes shown of many videos aimed at getting the search engine giant to look at their town. [In videos, Duluth, Minnesota, Mayor Don NESS, Nevada City, California, WOMAN; Lafayette, Indiana, WOMAN; MAN; Bellingham, Washington, MAN - comment.] [CNET.com editor Tom MERRITT- says Google realizes it needs faster Internet.]