This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama's effort to re-energize the public with a campaign-style tour featured; scenes shown from Ohio, where he pushed for health care reform and offered reassurance about the economy; Representative John Boehner’s remarks to the “Cleveland Plain Dealer” about Obama’s health plan quoted; Ohio’s unemployment rate cited; details given about Obama’s jobs plan, which includes a second stimulus. [Several times, Obama – says he won’t stop fighting.] [Soon to be unemployed Anthony SENARD- says we’re going to lose our jobs.] [Brookings Institution economist Gary BURTLESS- says Obama can’t snap his fingers and create jobs.] Concern that the Senate will not confirm Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke for a 2nd term discussed.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The status of health care legislation featured; details given about what might be scaled back in order to win over Republicans; statement from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich quoted. [Representatives Gerry CONNOLLY, Anthony WEINER- comment on a pared-down bill.] [Representative Eric CANTOR- says we need to do something about health care.] [Representative John BOEHNER – says our goal is to stop this monstrosity.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The health care debate on Sunday’s “Face the Nation” mentioned.
(Port-au-Prince: Bill Whitaker) The critical situation in Haiti updated; scenes shown of 2 people pulled alive from the rubble, police beating looters, the 82nd Airborne Division distributing supplies to a tent city. [International Medical Corps Dr. Robert NORRIS- comments on an 84-year-old woman’s chances of survival.] [82nd Airborne Capt. Jeffrey ZABALA- states they hand out 8000-12000 meals a day.] [Haitian Fernan CHARLES- notes the food lines get longer every day.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) The obstacles to closing the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay examined; details given of the problems with trying and releasing detainees. [In January 2009, OBAMA – says Guantanamo will be closed one year from now.] [ACLU’s Christopher ANDERS- states it is illegal to hold people indefinitely without charge.] [CBS security analyst Juan ZARATE- notes the problems with sending hardened Al Qaeda members back to Yemen.]
(Colville, Washington: Cynthia Bowers) The story of the Baker family, who added 3 children airlifted from the earthquake in Haiti, to their family in Colville, Washington, presented; details given about the request from the children’s mother to take her children to be with their sister who was already adopted by the Bakers. [Adoptive father Nat BAKER- says every child deserves a chance.] [Adopted daughter Kimberly BAKER – says she wishes she could talk to her siblings.] [Adoptive mother Kris BAKER- says we’re scared to death.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The visit to recovering Haitian violinist Romel Joseph by Miami middle school music students who played for him noted; scenes shown from Jackson Memorial Hospital.
(New York: Daniel Sieberg) The tension between Google and the Chinese government over censorship and cyber attacks featured; Google’s statement quoted. [Students for a Free Tibet Tenzin SELDON- reacts to her e-mail account being hacked.] [Internet Security Alliance president Larry CLINTON- states there is likely a loose affiliation with the Chinese government.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says we look to the Chinese authorities to conduct a thorough review of the cyber intrusions.]