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Americans United for Change Ad: "Factory"
Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery www.JobsandEconomicRecovery.com <http://www.jobsandeconomicrecovery.com/> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeremy Funk, 202-470-5878 DATE: January 29, 2009 Lauren Weiner, 202-470-5870 Ad Campaign Presses Key Republican Senators to Back President Obama's Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan Day after House Republicans Fail to Provide a Single Vote for Vital, Historic Package Click Here to View 'Factory' Ads <http://www.americansunitedforchange.org/blog/entries/new_ads_target_republican_senators_on_recovery_bill/> Senators Face a Clear Choice, Putting Millions of Americans Back to Work or Letting Our Economy Fall off the Cliff Americans United for Change, MoveOn.org Political Action, AFSCME and SEIU Fund Ads to Run in Maine, New Hampshire, Alaska, Iowa and the DC Region Washington D.C. - The Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery <http://www.jobsandeconomicrecovery.com/> announced today that ads will be run in key Senate states to help assure the passage of a robust version of President Obama's "American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan." The ads are funded by a coalition of progressive groups including Americans United for Change, MoveOn.org Political Action, AFSCME and SEIU. The ads demonstrate clear momentum behind President Obama's first initiative in office. The vote on the President's plan is expected in the Senate late next week. Against a backdrop of a worsening economic crisis that resulted in 2.6 million American jobs being lost last year, and with layoffs accelerating in the early part of 2009, President Obama has outlined a recovery plan that will create or save three to four million jobs, strengthen our middle class, and improve the economy in the near and long term by making sound investments in health care, energy efficiency, transportation and schools. The ads, which begin immediately, are targeted at securing the votes of five key United States Senators for President Obama's "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act". Entitled "Factory", the 30-second spot makes the case for urgent action to address the nation's economic crisis and presents a stark choice for U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Charles Grassley (R-IA): "support the President's plan or the failed policies of the past." The ad overlays President Obama's recent speeches outlining the need for urgent action on the economy on dramatic images of a shuttered factory coming back to life and people returning to work. While economists and other experts across the board have praised the package and its focus on sound investments in our nation's infrastructure and other priorities to stimulate the economy immediately, some Republicans have called instead for more of the policies which were pursued over the past eight years and which failed to stave off the worst economic crisis in a generation. "The House vote in favor of President Obama's plan to revitalize our economy and protect American jobs was good news for our economy and for all Americans," said AFSCME President Gerald McEntee. "As we face the greatest fiscal crisis since the Great Depression, Democrats in the House acted boldly to protect jobs and create opportunity. With 11 million workers unemployed, with home values declining at an alarming rate and the need for vital public services growing rapidly, it is time for Republicans to put partisanship behind them and stand with President Obama. In the days ahead, thousands of AFSCME members will contact their senators, urging them to act responsibly and support President Obama's plan to put people to work and get our economy back on track." "It was the get rich quick greed of Wall Street that got us into this hole and it will take the long-range vision of President Obama, Congress and the American people to pull us back out," said Anna Burger, International Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU. "The millions of working people reeling from the severe economic recession are counting on our leaders to show the political backbone to pass a recovery package that not only addresses the crisis and relieves the pain, but also lays the groundwork for a stronger and fairer future. We need change that works - now and in the long-term so we can start building a stronger American economic future by investing in infrastructure and green projects to create new jobs for the 21st Century." "President Obama's recovery plan would begin to provide the medicine our ailing economy desperately needs," said Justin Ruben, Organizing Director of MoveOn.org. " The Senate has a clear choice--support the President's plan to green our economy and create millions of jobs, or stick with the failed economic policies of the last 8 years." "Few people alive today have ever experienced the crushing weight that the current economic crisis is exerting on Americans of all walks of life," said Brad Woodhouse, President of Americans United for Change. "President Obama has proposed a plan which has been passed by the House to create or save more than three million jobs by making smart and timely investments in health care, renewable energy, transportation and education. Unfortunately, every Republican in the House and some in the Senate would rather play partisan games and promote the failed policies of the past than put the American people back to work. Hopefully Republicans in the Senate, including those targeted by these ads, will get the message that change has arrived and its time to work together to get America back to work rather than playing politics." The Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery <http://www.jobsandeconomicrecovery.com/> is a coalition of more than 30 leading progressive and labor groups utilizing all the resources and techniques of a modern campaign to pass President Barack Obama's jobs and economic recovery plan. From hundreds of grassroots events, to grass tops contacts, to thousands of phone and emails into Members' offices, to paid advertising - this $4-5 million campaign aims to pressure key and potentially deciding votes in Congress and to build a movement for an overwhelming victory for this package so that the American people have confidence in the plan and its ability to help turn our economy around. To date, the following organizations have signed on the Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery Now: AFSCME, SEIU, AFLCIO, MoveOn.org Political Action, NEA, Americans United for Change, USAction, Campaign for America's Future, ACORN, Health Care for America Now, TrueMajority.org, Sierra Club, People for the American Way Foundation, 21st Century Democrats, American Postal Workers Union, Campaign for America's Future, Institute for Policy Studies - Cities for Progress, Community Action Partnership, Economic Policy Institute, Environment America, League of Conservation Voters, Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), National Education Association, National Postal Mail Handlers Union, National Priorities Project, National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, National Women's Law Center, People for the American Way Foundation, Progressive Future, Roosevelt Institution, United Food and Commercial Workers, Women's Voices - Women's Vote Action Fund, Working Group on Extreme Inequality, Young Democrats of America and YWCA USA. ### "Factory" Ad Back-Up Americans United For Change SCRIPT FACTS OBAMA (VO): We start 2009 in the midst of a crisis unlike any we have seen in our lifetime. Remarks at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA January 8, 2009 Link to video: <http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/dramatic_action/> 0:28 OBAMA (VO): That is why I have moved quickly on an American Recovery and Reinvestment plan. Remarks at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA January 8, 2009 Link to video: <http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/dramatic_action/> 4:22 OBAMA (VO): A plan I am confident will save or create at least three million jobs. Remarks at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA January 8, 2009 Link to video: <http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/dramatic_action/> 6:28 OBAMA (VO): The first job of my Administration is to put people back to work and get our economy moving again. Remarks at Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co. Inc. Bedford Heights, Ohio January 16, 2009 Link to video: http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/stateupdates/gGxFYy 3:32 <http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/stateupdates/gGxFYy%203:32> ANNCR(VO): Tell Senator Gregg to support the Obama plan for jobs not the failed policies of the past. Title Card: Tell Senator Gregg to support the Obama Plan. 202-224-3121 AUFC Logo President Bush left the economy in shambles. "President Bush has presided over the weakest eight-year span for the U.S. economy in decades, according to an analysis of key data, and economists across the ideological spectrum increasingly view his two terms as a time of little progress on the nation's thorniest fiscal challenges." [Washington Post, 1/12/09 <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/01/12/ST2009011200359.html>] As of July of last year the Bush Administration "created just 58,000 new jobs per month on average compared with 237,000 per month under President Clinton." [The Bush Administration's Failed Economic and Fiscal Record, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, 7/31/08 <http://budget.house.gov/doc-library/2008/2008-0731bush_econ_fiscal_rec.pdf>] 2008 marked the highest job lost rate since 1945. "The hemorrhaging of American jobs accelerated at a record pace at the end of 2008, bringing the year's total job losses to 2.6 million or the highest level in more than six decades." [CNN, 1/9/09 <http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/09/news/economy/jobs_december/>]
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US Governors - Preview ahead of gubernatorial elections in Virginia
NAME: US GOVERNORS 20091102I TAPE: EF09/1029 IN_TIME: 10:56:49:02 DURATION: 00:03:48:03 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/ABC DATELINE: Various - Oct/Nov 2009 RESTRICTIONS: See Shotlist SHOTLIST: ABC - No Access N America/Internet Norfolk, Virginia - October 27, 2009 1. US President Barack Obama runs up onto stage at fundraiser for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds 2. Obama and Deeds hug on stage and wave to crowd 3. Cutaway of crowd 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, U.S. President: "Go out and get your cousin who you had to drag to the polls last November, Cousin Pookey. You go out and get him and you tell him, "You gotta vote again this time!" 5. Obama and Deeds raise their arms in the air as crowd cheers AP Television Alexandria, VA - October 30, 2009 6. Deeds shaking hands with supporters at a rally in Northern Virginia AP Television Alexandria, VA - November 2, 2009 7. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell at rally in Northern Virginia AP Television Arlington, Virginia - November 2, 2009 8. UPSOUND: Creigh Deeds volunteer at phone banking operation "Are you going to vote for Creigh Deeds?" 9. Wide shot of Deeds phone bank 10. Close shot of volunteer dialling phone 11. Volunteer on phone AP Television Washington, DC - October 28, 2009 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Norm Ornstein, Political Analyst: "Republicans are unhappy and they're intense about how they feel. Democrats are a little disappointed. They don't have the same energy or enthusiasm. And that's particularly true of minority voters who were so charged up at having Barack Obama as their candidate. So a good part of the reason that the president's party loses seats in these kinds of midterm elections is the intensity gap. That's happening now. And it's something that's got to be worrisome to Democrats." AP Television New Jersey - October 28, 2009 13. Wide pan from supporters of Republican candidate Chris Christie shouting "Chris, Chris," to Christie in front of room 14. Wide shot of New Jersey Governor John Corzine walking up to podium at rally, push in to mid shot 15. Chris Christie taking a photo with a Yankee fan and his toddler son AP Television New Jersey - October 26, 2009 16. Independent candidate Chris Daggett walking down hallway ABC - No Access N America/Internet Camden, New Jersey - November 1, 2009 17. Obama speaking next to Corzine at rally 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, US President: "Your voice will get John Corzine four more years as Governor of New Jersey! And he and I will partner with you!" AP Television Trenton, New Jersey - October 26, 2009 19. New Jersey residents walking down the street 20. People getting on bus 21. More people walking down the street 22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pat Papero, New Jersey Voter: "Taxes, taxes, taxes..." 23. SOUNDBITE: (English) Duane Johnson, New Jersey Voter: "My property taxes are sky high right now." 24. SOUNDBITE: (English) Judy Lesko, New Jersey Voter: "People can't keep up with it." ABC - No Access N America/Internet Camden, New Jersey - November 1, 2009 25. Obama hugs Corzine after speech; walks over to crowd and shakes hands AP Television Trenton, New Jersey - October 26, 2009 26. SOUNDBITE: (English) Larry Gaines, New Jersey Voter: "If all of a sudden, we have a Republican governor, I think it will say something." AP Television Washington, DC - October 28, 2009 27. Wide shot of Ornstein 28. SOUNDBITE: (English) Norm Ornstein, Political Analyst: "We view these things through a national prism. Real or not, this becomes a referendum on the Democratic party and the president's performance. And real or not, it has real world implications for how Democrats and Republicans will behave in the year ahead." ABC - No Access N America/Internet Norfolk, Virginia - October 27, 2009 29. Obama shakes hands with Creigh Deeds, they walk over and raise their arms in the air STORYLINE: A handful of elections in a small number of states will give hints about the American public's state of mind - providing lessons for both Republicans and Democrats a year ahead of pivotal 2010 midterm contests. On Tuesday, Virginia and New Jersey are choosing governors, voters in upstate New York and northern California are deciding who should fill two vacant congressional seats, and New York City and Atlanta are picking mayors. Maine will vote on whether to permit gay marriage while Ohio will choose whether to allow casinos. These races are hardly bellwethers; people are voting on local issues and personalities. Still, national forces such as the recession are having an effect, and US president Barack Obama has spent considerable time campaigning this fall, particularly for candidates in Virginia and New Jersey. This week last November, Obama was hot on the Virginia campaign trail, just hours away from turning the traditional red state blue. One year later, the president has been dusting off his successful Virginia stump speeches. Only this time around, on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. And this time around, it's been a tougher sell. Despite last year's huge victory for Democrats, and despite help from big names like Obama and former President Bill Clinton, polls show Deeds trailing his Republican opponent Bob McDonnell by a substantial margin. Some are chalking it up to an "Obama Hangover." Political analyst Norm Ornstein calls it an "intensity gap." "Republicans are unhappy and they're intense about how they feel. Democrats are a little disappointed. They don't have the same energy or enthusiasm," he said. That could explain, at least in part, what's going on in the New Jersey governor's race as well, the other of just two state-wide elections across the country this fall. New Jersey is traditionally a Democratic stronghold. Yet the Democrat incumbent, Governor Jon Corzine, is locked in a fight for his political life against Republican Chris Christie. Adding a wrench: Independent candidate Chris Daggett is drawing as much as 20 percent of the vote. In a last minute push to get his candidate re-elected, Obama made two final campaign stops with Corzine on Sunday. "Your voice will get John Corzine four more years as Governor of New Jersey! And he and I will partner with you!" Obama said at a packed rally in Camden, New Jersey. With help from the White House and national Democratic groups, both Corzine and Deeds are trying hard to target the Democrat and Independent voters who came out strong for Obama last year. But many of the voters who spoke with the Associated Press insist the president will not affect how they cast their ballot. They maintain all politics is local. And this year, it's about the economy -- and taxes. "Taxes, taxes, taxes," said New Jersey voter Pat Papero, when asked what's driving his vote this year. Another voter, Duane Johnson, echoed that sentiment: "My property taxes are sky high right now." Still, many are well aware, whatever the result, it will be seen as a reflection on the White House. "If, all of the sudden we have a Republican governor, I think it will say something," said another New Jersey resident, Larry Gaines. Norm Ornstein agrees. "We view these things through a national prism. Real or not, this becomes a referendum on the Democratic party and the president's performance. And real or not, these races will have implications for how Democrats and Republicans behave in the year ahead," he said. Ornstein said that if the storyline on Tuesday night is one win for Democrats, one win for Republicans, the Democrats can breathe a sigh of relief. But if the storyline is "Democrats rebuffed across the board," the president's party has a problem - they will have to figure out how to regroup and regain their momentum going into the highly critical midterm elections in 2010.
United States: Obama-care on borrowed time
France 24
WHITE HOUSE: PRESIDENT BUSH REMARKS ON THE ECONOMY / STIX 1226-1330
WHITE HOUSE PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH REMARKS ON THE ECONOMY IN KERNERSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 13:07:48 Bush walkout 13:08:20 gladhanding 13:08:27 thank you 13:08:59 the economy in US is strong and I'm here to talk about how we're making it stronger 13:09:19 thank workers 13:09:22 try to keep comments brief so you can get back to work 13:10:00 Thanks Snowe, Butiera 13:10:08 I'm proud to be here with Senator Richard Burr from NC 13:10:24 good down to earth fella.strong member of US senate 13:10:36 make sure you remember ppl of NC 13:10:44 cong. Foxx.she's doing an excellent job 13:10:54 cong Coble 13:11:08 cong Patrick McHenry 13:11:19 thank mayor of Kernersville 13:11:25 Ron Morrison operation manager 13:11:53 government does not create wealth.businessmen, entrepreneurs create wealth 13:12:17 where small business can grow into big business 13:12:29 our most precious resources to American worker 13:12:40 freedom to make a better life for themselves and their families 13:12:50 confident and optimistic nation 13:12:56 trust in American ppl brought us to some pretty tough times 13:13:07 recession.terrorist attacks, devastating national disasters 13:13:19 all shocks to economy, which I felt needed action 13:13:30 ppl keep more money--to be able to save and to spend 13:13:44 called on congress to keep money 13:13:50 gave you an opportunity.let you decide how to spend your money 13:14:03 reducing marriage penalty..reward marriage in tax code, not penalize 13:14:21 these cuts making real difference form American families 13:14:32 kerby harzall story 13:15:25 ppl in Washington who say we don't need the money ought to come to NC and talk to Harzalls 13:15:41 an investment 13:15:48 most new jobs in America created by small business owners 13:16:00 lower taxes on individuals.connect to lower taxes on small businesses 13:16:18 to help farmers and entrepreneurs.death tax 13:16:31 spring of 2003, one dem called tax relief a tragedy and said it could not create jobs or help economy 13:16:51 doing what you think is right.laying out criticism 13:16:58 our economy has added nearly 4.5 MILLION NEW JOBS 13:17:12 just this 215,000 in November alone 13:17:22 unemployment down to 5%, lower than 70s, 80s, 90s 13:17:37 economy growth in last quarter 13:17:44 growing for 2 years 13:17:48 economy on move..people can find work.good paying, steady work, and that's what's happening in America 13:18:11 Americans are buying homes 13:18:21 minority home ownership at all time high in America 13:18:33 consumers are confident 13:18:43 businesses activity growth 13:18:58 FORTUNATELY I DIDN'T LISTEN TO PECISMISTS ABOUT TAX CUTS. THE TAX CUTS ARE WORKING 13:19:16 we're on track to reach our goal by 2009 13:19:27 thanks to tax relief, spending restraint.economy strong, businesses are booming, and ppl in this country are working 13:19:50 cant' thank this growth for granted..agenda to keep economy growing 13:20:04 commitment to keep taxes low and being wise how we spend our money 13:20:17 we're hearing voices in washing that want to raise your taxes 13:20:44 that happens a family of 4, see income taxes to go up by 50% 13:21:01 some folks want to take more out of your paycheck. 13:21:12 what they're really saying they're going to raise your taxes 13:21:29 us congress needs to make this tax relief permanent 13:21:40 restarting efforts.we're going to spend what it takes to support our troops in harms way 13:22:13 earlier this year , in non security non spending congress has said to meet this target 13:22:33 terminate and reduce 150 programs.not meeting needs of American people 13:22:46 for first time since 1997.saving entitlement program 13:22:56 we're on our track to cut deficit in half by 2009 13:23:07 in the long-term, most sig. deficits will occur as baby boomers retire and more people receive soc sec and benefits 13:23:26 if there's a lot of baby boomers retiring, paying into system 13:24:00 congress to do something about it 13:24:18 obligation to confront, not pass on to future generations and congresses 13:24:31 priority.unfortunately we have too many politicians in Washington 13:24:53 raise your taxes.my solution is to keep your taxes low and be fiscally sound about how we use your money 13:25:10 as we think about ways to keep economy strong.one thing we need to work on is energy.LESS DEPENDENT ON FOREIGN SOURCES OF ENERGY 13:25:39 both affect economic and national security.work for a day when America is less dependent 13:25:58 energy bill encourages conservation 13:26:49 use corn or soy beans to fuel automobiles 13:27:12 so we've got a good bill on the table that I've signed but we got to do more 13:27:25 Katrina hit us and we realized how vulnerable we were - and I know that . 13:27:43 we ought to take notice of what happened we haven't built a refinery since back in the 70's - more gasoline, less pressure for consumers 13:28:15 we've got to produce and refine, natural and crude gas 13:28:26 artic wildlife refuge in America 13:28:39 2000 acres out of 19 and use that 2000 acres.to exploit 13:29:05 this area can yield up to a million barrels of oil per day - so important for congress to find .anwar 13:29:38 working people can look to the future with confidence and that's why I promote an ownership society, have control over health accounts, and own their own small business 13:30:14 we need to prepare Americans to take advantage in the 21st century as it changes must make sure that the workers have what it takes to do the jobs 13:30:43 I think they work well, and they have got flexibility in their curriculum been to I've seen workers in textile industry go back and become hospital workers
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AP-APTN-0600: US Nick Jonas Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US Nick Jonas- REPLAY Nick Jonas lobbying on behalf of diabetes research LENGTH: 01:38 FIRST RUN: 0000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television STORY NUMBER: 610707 DATELINE: Washington, DC, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:38 SHOTLIST (including transcript): AP Television Washington, DC, 24 June 2009 1. Mid shot of Nick Jonas sitting at panel 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers: "I think I've always looked at my diabetes as an opportunity, a platform to be able to share my story and try to be an encouragement and inspiration to people if I can. And hearing stories like that, you know, just makes it all worthwhile and really mean the world." 3. Wide shot of crowd 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers: "I'd tell them that you can be an independent person, I'm an independent person myself, but definitely look to your doctors and family, rely on them, you can always rely on other people to help manage your diabetes. It is a lot to take care of and it's important to make sure you have them to look to." 5. Mid shot of Nick Jonas sitting at panel 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers: "Absolutely, I think diabetes merely gets in the way of my performance or my day-to-day life. It's just another thing to have to think about and that's how I always looked at it. It's not something that's going to slow me down, but just a challenge or something that's added to my busy day." 7. Wide shot of crowd 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers: "I think when I first got diagnosed I was in a bit of a shock -- counting carbohydrates, making sure I knew how much insulin I needed. Then once I started to really manage it, it was a lot easier. It took about six months to nine months before I was really comfortable managing my diabetes and was completely aware of all that I had to do it make manage it." 9. Mid shot of Nick Jonas sitting at panel NICK JONAS LOBBIES FOR DIABETES RESEARCH The youngest Jonas brother spent Tuesday (23JUN09) lobbying Washington's power brokers on behalf of diabetes research, starting with the big guy, President Barack Obama. Clad in a white oxford shirt (no tie) and a gray blazer with the sleeves pushed up, 16-year-old Nick Jonas stopped by the White House for a photo with the president and children who are living with diabetes. It was his second time at the White House this year. He and brothers Joe and Kevin hung out there with Obama's daughters, Malia and Sasha, on the night of Obama's inauguration. After the White House, Jonas headed off to Capitol Hill for a private meeting at the office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. The teen idol and the senator made small talk about music while photographers snapped their pictures. Roughly a dozen Capitol Hill interns waited quietly across the hall from Lautenberg's office for a glimpse of Jonas, no loud outbursts or attempts to sneak around security were made. Nick Jonas publicly revealed that he has Type 1 diabetes while performing at a Diabetes Research Institute fundraiser in 2007. He is scheduled to testify on Wednesday before a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing on federal funding for diabetes research. Other witnesses include boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and actress Mary Tyler Moore. The Jonas Bothers created the Change for the Children Foundation, which donates money to charities benefiting children who are disadvantaged or ill. The band released their fourth CD, 'Lines, Vines, and Trying Times,' last week. APTN APEX 06-25-09 0223EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: Israel Jason Alexander Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:Israel Jason Alexander- REPLAY 'Seinfeld' star visits Jerusalem for OneVoice peace movement LENGTH: 02:14 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Israel TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: Ch 10 Israel STORY NUMBER: 610681 DATELINE: Jerusalem, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:14 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: SHOTLIST (including transcript):- Channel 10 Israel - No Access Israel Jerusalem, 24 June 2009 1. Wide of press conference 2. Medium of Jason Alexander 3. Wide of press conference 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jason Alexander, comedian and actor on the board of the One Voice peace movement: "To be able to sit down with Palestinians and see how similar we are even as an American, and a Jew, gave me tremendous hope that if the right steps are taken, the solution, the practicality that blossoms from the solution is very real. If a settlement can be made in which both people can have dignity and resolution and can live side-by-side with each other without being at each other's throats...I'm not even envisioning a friendship at this point ten years from now. I'm talking about a situation where there is calm, where there is sovereignty and where there is cooperation." 5. Medium of Jason Alexander 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jason Alexander, comedian and actor, One Voice peace movement: "The only thing you can equate with 'Seinfeld' and the conflict is that 'Seinfeld' was not supposed to work either. 'Seinfeld' was different from anything else that was on television at the time. It was dismissed, it was thrown off, we were cancelled, we were gone, we were a distant memory and somehow it came back. Somehow we kept working on it with a singular vision of what it could be and eventually everybody caught on and started paying attention and enjoying it. So in that way I guess it's similar to the conflict. Other than that, we shed no wisdom. And in fact, nobody in this part of the world should do anything like anybody that is on the 'Seinfeld' show. That would be a terrible mistake." 7. Wide of press conference 8. Various of press conference 9. Wide of Alexander at press conference 10. Wide of press conference JASON ALEXANDER FOR ONE VOICE 'Seinfeld' star Jason Alexander told a crowd in Jerusalem Wednesday (24JUN09) that a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the watershed "show about nothing" that launched him to fame share only one thing in common: neither one was ever supposed to work. "'Seinfeld' was different from anything else that was on television at the time. It was dismissed," he said. "Somehow we kept working on it with a singular vision of what it could be and eventually everybody caught on and started paying attention and enjoying it. So in that way I guess it's similar to the conflict." Alexander, 49, is a creator of Imagine: 2018, a project that asked Israeli and Palestinian high school students to write stories about what the world might look like 10 years down the road if an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement was signed in 2008. The group collected 50 stories from each side into a book and has made two of the stories into short films. The project is sponsored by One Voice, a non-profit organisation that works to forge connections between Israeli and Palestinian moderates. Alexander was calm and jovial in an appearance with some of the high school writers and One Voice officials - a far cry from the alternately nebbish and erupting George Costanza he played for nine seasons on 'Seinfeld.' "To be able to sit down with Palestinians and see how similar we are even as an American, and a Jew, gave me tremendous hope that if the right steps are taken, the solution, the practicality that blossoms from the solution is very real." he said. APTN APEX 06-25-09 0224EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US Real Housewive in Court Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US Real Housewive in Court- REPLAY Danielle Staub in court to block a sex tape LENGTH: 01:59 FIRST RUN: 0000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television, Bravo STORY NUMBER: 610712 DATELINE: Paterson, NJ, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:59 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE ENSURE THAT FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE OR THAT THEY COME WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL WINDOW FOR YOUR TERRITORY. CONTACT DETAILS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT. SHOTLIST(including transcript):- Bravo 1. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 2. Wide shot of Danielle Staub and her attorney leaving court and walking to podium AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Darren Del Sardo/Attorney "I have an order in my hand granting Danielle Staub everything that she asked for today. Mr. Zalewski will be temporarily restrained from exploiting my client any further. Any acts or attempts to try to distribute any photograph, video, digital reproduction of her has been stopped by the court. I have that order in my hands right now." Bravo 4. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 5. Wide shot of Danielle Staub and her attorney leaving court Bravo 6. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Danielle Staub/Reality TV Star "And I think not just for my children, for everyone's children that know me and all women who are looking up to me. My private moments should remain just that. Private." Bravo 8. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 9. Mid shot of Danielle Staub greeting fans outside of court AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Danielle Staub/Reality TV Star "I think we need to protect all women. I'm all about protecting women and lifting them up. This is in no way shape or form lifting anybody up." Bravo 11. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Danielle Staub/Reality TV Star "And I think not just for my children, for everyone's children that know me and all woman who are looking up to me. My private moments should remain just that. Private." AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 13. Mid shot of Danielle Staub greeting fans REAL DRAMA FOR A 'REAL HOUSEWIFE' One of the stars of Bravo's television series "Real Housewives of New Jersey" went to court Wednesday (24JUN09) to avoid getting a little more exposure than she wanted. A judge granted Danielle Staub's request for a temporary restraining order to stop her former boyfriend Stephen Zalewski from releasing a sexually explicit videotape and images of her. State Superior Court Judge Thomas F. Brogan also ordered Zalewski to produce all copies of the video and pictures of Staub, and he set a hearing for July 21. Staub, 46, also filed a lawsuit against Zalewski seeking damages for invasion of privacy, defamation and infliction of emotional distress. She claimed she was unaware Zalewski was taping her and only found out about it when someone read her a Star magazine article in which Zalewski discussed the tape. "It sickened me," Staub told the judge during the brief hearing. Zalewski didn't appear in court, and a telephone message left Wednesday at his home in Lincoln Park, in northern New Jersey, wasn't immediately returned. It was unknown if he had retained a lawyer. Outside court, Staub said Zalewski was trying to get back at her and her two daughters, ages 11 and 15, for her breaking up with him. She said the couple dated from May 2008 to December 2008 and Zalewski appeared briefly on "Real Housewives," which is described on Bravo's Web site as following "five of the most affluent Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with all the drama that money can buy." "This is about my kids," Staub said. "I'm a big girl. Do what you want to me. But you broke bread with my children. Don't do this to me. No adult should ever do this to a child." According to the suit filed by attorney Darren Del Sardo, Zalewski told Star magazine he was considering selling the videotape and images and said, "She cost me so much money, why shouldn't I make a few dollars?" Del Sardo said the judge told him he would refer the case to the county prosecutor's office since videotaping someone involved in sexual activity without that person's consent is prohibited under state law. Staub is one of five New Jersey women on the Bravo series, which premiered in May. Her bio on the show's Web site describes her as a newly single mother "whose history of celebrity hook-ups is one for the record books." "Known for being brutally honest," the bio says, "Danielle enjoys pushing people's buttons and doesn't apologise for it." Outside the courthouse, passers-by called greetings to Staub, and a small crowd gathered around her to take pictures with cell phones. "I like her. I like the fact that she's outspoken," said Cassandra Jordan, of Paterson, a devoted "Housewives" watcher. Her daughter, Brenda Jordan, had some words for Zalewski: "I think he just needs to find something better to do with himself," she said. APTN APEX 06-25-09 0225EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US My Sisters Keeper Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US My Sisters Keeper- NEW Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin attend premiere of new film LENGTH: 06:01 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television/New Line Cinema STORY NUMBER: 610722 DATELINE: New York, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 06:01 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE ENSURE THAT FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE OR THAT THEY COME WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL WINDOW FOR YOUR TERRITORY. CONTACT DETAILS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT. CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: FOOTAGE CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY SHOTLIST (including transcript):- AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 1. Wide shot, pan left from street to Loews Theater 2. Zoom out from poster to Cameron Diaz on red carpet 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Cameron Diaz, Actress: "I didn't really think twice about if it was a mother role. I didn't worry whether it was something believable or that I hadn't played it before. It was something that I really enjoyed. I though the script was really well done and if I was ever going to do a film like this, with this subject matter I would want to do it with Nick Cassavetes because I knew that he wouldn't make it overly sentimental, he would be honest and straight forward." New Line Cinema 4. Clip trailer: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 5. Wide shot, Cameron Diaz speaks to reporters 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Cameron Diaz, Actress (on how the role affected her emotionally): "It does take its toll on you. But that's what we do, you know? It's like how policemen go into a crime scene or a fireman comes out of a fire, you know? It's just sort of what we do emotionally. And it's hard to explain how you equip yourself with that because everybody does it differently. But we had a lot of great support. We all have our families and we all have each other and we laughed a lot whilst we were on the film. It's one of those things that you don't think we would but we actually did laugh a lot." New Line Cinema 7. Clip trailer: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Cameron Diaz, Actress (on working with teen actors): "I was amazed at how courageous they were, you know? Sophia shaved her head and her eyebrows at fifteen, you know. That's a really formidable time when kids really have their identity with their hair. That's who they are. And she just did it. She had hair down to here. And Abigail was just sort of fearless in everything. She's a warrior. They're just both very powerful, wonderful girls and I really felt honoured that I got to work with them in this capacity." 9. Pan up, Abigail Breslin speaks to reporters 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Abigail Breslin, Actress: "My grandpa died of cancer, so you know, I know that anybody in my family would have given anything to make him feel better and that's sort of what's going on in this family too." New Line Cinema 11. Clip film: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 12. Medium shot, Abigail Breslin speaks to reporters 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Abigail Breslin, Actress (on how she prepared for the role): "Well you know I read the script and there was a girl on set, Nicole, and she was a technical supervisor and technical consultant. And she went through leukaemia and she's great. She's a really cool person and she's like my hero." 14. Medium shot, Sofia Vassilieva poses on the red carpet 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Sofia Vassilieva, Actress (on shaving her head): "It was such a great team to support me through and I remember when I was shaving my head, Nick was there. Nick Cassavetes, our incredible director. Nicole Schultz who's a girl who was actually our support. She's gone through cancer and she knows all the steps. She was there and we chanted fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair and I shaved some of it off. So it was fuelled with energy but of course it was scary up until then. The eyebrows were the worst. Hair can be a fashion statement, but your eyebrows, that automatically labels you with an illness." New Line Cinema 16. Clip trailer: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 17. Wide shot, pan from Sofia Vassilieva to Cameron Diaz 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Sofia Vassilieva, Actress (on Cameron Diaz): "She's a gem. She's precious. She's one of those people that you come by so rarely in life that meeting them and being able to work with them is a dream because they're so supportive and so strong and so welcoming and they fuel you with energy and strength and to be able to work with Cameron and be a team with her made us all stronger." New Line Cinema 19. Clip film: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 20. Pan up, Thomas Dekker and Sofia Vassilieva pose on red carpet 21. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Dekker, Actor (on creating on-screen chemistry): "The first day that we were shooting together is when we met. We'd had no time previous. And Sophia and I are both people who don't really open up to anybody. We're kind of?and so there was no chemistry there. Shot this really short thing fortunately so it didn't really matter. The Nick asked me to take her out for the night and we just went out for like four hours and laughed and really opened up to each other and from that point on we didn't even really have to build the chemistry. It was just there." New Line Cinema 22. Clip film: 'My Sister's Keeper' DIAZ TAKES ON NEW ROLE IN "MY SISTER'S KEEPER" Hollywood superstar Cameron Diaz admits she didn't think twice about becoming a mom - in her latest film that is. "I didn't worry whether it was something believable or that I hadn't played it before," she says. "It was something that I really enjoyed." And though she's not a real-life mother, Diaz plays the bulldog matriarch Sara in director Nick Cassavetes' latest drama, 'My Sister's Keeper.' The film premiered Wednesday (24 June) in New York City. Based on the Jodi Picoult best-seller, the film focuses on the Fitzgerald family, and the drastic decision they made in medically engineering a child (Abigail Breslin) as a perfect genetic match to help save the life of their older daughter Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who has leukaemia. Diaz says working on such a heart-wrenching movie takes its toll on the actors. "It does take its toll on you. But that's what we do, you know? It's like how policemen go into a crime scene or a fireman comes out of a fire, you know? It's just sort of what we do emotionally," she says. In the film little Anna provides blood, bone marrow, whatever Kate needs. She does it because she loves her sister, and because it's all she'd ever known. Now at 11, with Kate needing a kidney, Anna says no for the first time - and beyond that, she files a lawsuit seeking medical emancipation from her parents to keep them from making further decisions about her body. Diaz says she was "amazed" how courageous her young co-stars were during filming: "Sophia shaved her head and her eyebrows at fifteen, you know. That's a really formidable time when kids really have their identity with their hair. That's who they are. And she just did it. She had hair down to here. And Abigail was just sort of fearless in everything. She's a warrior." Vassilieva admits that shaving her head was a scary prospect at first, but credits her colleagues for helping her through. "It was such a great team to support me through and I remember when I was shaving my head Nick was there. Nick Cassavetes, our incredible director. Nicole Schultz who's a girl who was actually our support. She's gone through cancer and she knows all the steps. She was there and we chanted fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair and I shaved some of it off. So it was fuelled with energy but of course it was scary up until then. The eyebrows were the worst. Hair can be a fashion statement, but your eyebrows, that automatically labels you with an illness," says the star of TV's "Medium." Breslin says she was able to draw on real life experience for the role. "My grandpa died of cancer, so you know, I know that anybody in my family would have given anything to make him feel better and that's sort of what's going on in this family too," she says. In the film Kate shares her first love with a fellow cancer patient, played by Thomas Dekker ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"). Dekker says portraying their romance was a challenge at first. "The first day that we were shooting together is when we met," explains Dekker. "We'd had no time previous. And Sophia and I are both people who don't really open up to anybody. We're kind of?and so there was no chemistry there. Shot this really short thing fortunately so it didn't really matter. Then Nick asked me to take her out for the night and we just went out for like four hours and laughed and really opened up to each other and from that point on we didn't even really have to build the chemistry. It was just there." "My Sister's Keeper" opens in US and UK theaters 26 June 2009. Other release dates include: Iceland 8 July 2009 Greece 9 July 2009 Australia 30 July 2009 New Zealand 30 July 2009 Russia 13 August 2009 Ukraine 13 August 2009 Taiwan 14 August 2009 Romania 21 August 2009 Czech Republic 27 August 2009 Germany 27 August 2009 Netherlands 27 August 2009 Bulgaria 28 August 2009 Italy 4 September 2009 Norway 4 September 2009 France 9 September 2009 Portugal 17 September 2009 Belgium 23 September 2009 Brazil 25 September 2009 Sweden 25 September 2009 Finland 4 December 2009 APTN APEX 06-25-09 0247EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US Hung Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US Hung- NEW HBO's latest comedy series 'Hung' premieres LENGTH: 06:52 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: APTN/HBO STORY NUMBER: 610723 DATELINE: Los Angeles, 24 June 2009. LENGTH: 06:52 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE ENSURE THAT FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE OR THAT THEY COME WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL WINDOW FOR YOUR TERRITORY. CONTACT DETAILS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT. SHOTLIST (including transcript):- AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 1. Wide exterior of the Paramount Theater on the studio lot 2. Medium of backdrop 3. Wide of arrivals 4. Fashion shot Thomas Jane 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jane/Actor, on the synopsis: "It's about a guy trying to survive the times, you know? Here's a guy who's an all American guy. A relatively good looking guy, talented, baseball player, played a season for the Braves. Married his high school sweet heart, home coming queen, had a couple of kids, travelling around the country, he's got it made. This is America for God's sake." HBO 6. TV clip: "Hung" AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 7. Camera cutaway 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jane/Actor: "He's trying to hang on, to what is left of his American dream. And that's a house, and his two kids. And there is a little house fire, he burns down half his damn house, he's living in a tent in the backyard, his kids can no longer sleep with him. So he ends up doing what any civilized American man would do, he starts selling his penis for money." 9. Camera cutaway 10. Fashion shot Ann Heche 11. Anne Heche speaks to reporter 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Anne Heche/Actor: "Jessica is a girl who, you know it's kind of little bit of the story of Jack and Diane, she is an American kid in Detroit, and fell in love with a boy named Ray and then they grew up. And then things weren't as wonderful as she thought they were and not as wonderful as she would continue to like them to be. So she lives a little in that bubble." HBO 13. TV clip: "Hung" AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 14. Jane Adams poses for photographers 15. Jane Adams speaks to reporter 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Adams/Actor: (Reporter: "High five, very empowering.") Jane: "Oh good, good, it is empowering. It's empowering. It's a little empowering. I'm selling his ass. Selling his ass." (Reporter: "Is it going for a pretty penny?") Jane: "It's going to go for a pretty penny, we hope." HBO 17. TV clip: "Hung" AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 18. Jane Adams speaks to reporter 19. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Adams/Actor: (Reporter: "Do we see anything?) Jane: "I see it all the time." (Reporter: "And?") Jane: "It's awesome. What a great job I have. What a great job. Thomas Jane in the bathtub, Thomas Jane in the, my mock apartment running around naked. He loves to be naked." 20. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jane/Actor: "I am my own stunt cock. I am my own stunt cock. Fortunately things look bigger on film. Things look bigger on film, that's all I got to say." 21. Rhea Perlman speaks to reporter 22. SOUNDBITE (English) Rhea Perlman/Actor: "I guess he didn't have to, I wonder did he have to audition that way? (Laughs) Because how do we know? Oh my God. I never thought of that. Poor dude, I don't know, oh geez. (Laughs.)" 23. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jane/Actor: (Reporter: "What in the world did the audition consist of for this role?") Thomas: "I don't know, I'd say it was a little bit of type casting. But I try to avoid it, but in this business it just keeps getting harder and harder...I don't know." HBO 24. TV clip: "Hung" AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 25. Charlie Saxton and Sianoa Smit-Mc-Phee pose for photographers 26. Charlie Saxton speaks to reporter 27. SOUNDBITE (English) Charlie Saxton/Actor: "But it is definitely laid back, and a totally fun atmosphere, but getting the work done but also you're on a show about a guy with a big penis sop. (Laughs) You kind of have to have fun and be light hearted about it all in way." 28. Sianoa Smit-Mc-Phee speaks to reporter 29. SOUNDBITE (English) Sianoa Smit-Mc-Phee/Actor: "You want me to describe it? I don't know if I can. This is hung, 'Hung', that is what hung is. Everyone knows what it is." 30. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Adams/Actor: "The next big thing. That is what we just figured out what hung is. It's the next big thing." 31. Cast photo "HUNG" PREMIERES IN L.A. HBO celebrated the premiere of its latest addition to the line-up, "Hung" on Wednesday (24JUN09) in Los Angeles. The offbeat comedy is about a well-endowed schoolteacher-come-escort named Ray Drecker. "It's about a guy trying to survive the times, you know?" said the show's star Thomas Jane. "Here's a guy who's an all American guy. A relatively good looking guy, talented, baseball player, played a season for the Braves. Married his high school sweet heart, home coming queen, had a couple of kids, travelling around the country, he's got it made. This is America for God's sake." As the economy gets tougher and tougher to survive, the underpaid teacher decides to supplement his income by capitalizing on his generous physical gift. With the help of a former-acquaintance-turned-pimp, Tanya (Jane Adams), Ray attempts to earn extra cash. "It's a little empowering. I'm selling his ass. Selling his ass," jokes Jane Adams. "It's going to go for a pretty penny, we hope." The extra money helps to counter the financial drains caused by his divorce from his ex-wife (Anne Heche), the needs of his teenaged twins, a lapsed fire-insurance policy, and a stubborn inability to take control of his life. "Jessica is a girl who, you know it's kind of little bit of the story of Jack and Diane, she is an American kid in Detroit, and fell in love with a boy named Ray and then they grew up," explained Heche. "And then things weren't as wonderful as she thought they were and not as wonderful as she would continue to like them to be. So she lives a little in that bubble." For those living in caves, "Hung" does not refer to anyone's last name. It's a description of Drecker's sole useful asset. Because, you know, he's hung. It leaves one to wonder what the audition process was like for Thomas Jane. Quick to admit to the process, Thomas Jane shows no shame. "I don't know, I'd say it was a little bit of type casting," smirks Jane. "But I try to avoid it, but in this business it just keeps getting harder and harder...I don't know." "Hung" debuts on HBO, Sunday, June 28. APTN APEX 06-25-09 0351EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
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AP-APTN-1300: US CFDA Obama Tuesday, 16 June 2009 STORY:US CFDA Obama- NEW Michelle Obmam honoured by fashion world LENGTH: 05:52 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Ents / CFDA STORY NUMBER: 609882 DATELINE: New York, 15 June 2009 LENGTH: 05:52 SHOTLIST (including transcript) :- CFDA Location unknown, recent 1. SOUNDBITE (English) First Lady Michelle Obama: (pre-recorded acceptance speech) "Good evening everyone and thanks so much to all of you at the CFDA for this unexpected honour. The past year has been an extraordinary time for me and I want to thank the many designers who have so graciously and beautifully played a part in it. The ingenuity and craftsmanship of American designers contributes so much to our economy and to our culture." Associated Press Television New York, 15 June 2009 2. Wide shot, Tracey Ullman poses for photographers 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Tracey Ullman, Comedian: "She just looks great in things. She carries things well. Her deportment is wonderful and I love that she tries mixing things up. She doesn't look like someone said, 'You wear this.' You know she makes her own decisions and budget things and some expensive pieces and she's just very comfortable in herself anyway. So she looks fabulous in most things and I love when she met the queen in a cardigan. That killed me. But you know, she's great." POOL - AP Clients Only London, UK, 1 April 2009 4. Barack and Michelle Obama meeting with Queen Elizabeth II Associated Press Television New York, 15 June 2009 5. Medium shot, Designer Vera Wang poses for photographers 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Vera Wang, Designer: "Well I think her style is great because she's somebody who actually loves fashion. But I don't think she's trying to make a career out of it. And I think as a first lady that's kind of extraordinary." POOL Washington, DC, 20 January 2009 7. Wide shot, Barack and Michelle Obama walking in inaugural parade Associated Press Television New York, 15 June 2009 8. Medium shot, designer Jason Wu and Daine Kruger speak to reporters 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Wu. Designer: "I think Michelle Obama has really transformed how America looks at fashion and it's been really great that she's being honoured tonight and as a young designer I'm just so thrilled that we have a first lady that has such great taste." CFDA Location unknown, recent 10. SOUNDBITE (English) First Lady Michelle Obama: (pre-recorded acceptance speech) "Designers from Levi Strauss to the reigning 7th Avenue giants have had a global influence, exporting not just fashion, but the American spirit as well. I'd like to commend the leadership of the CFDA for encouraging the creativity and innovation that is vital in every industry but especially important to this particular art form. Though the mentoring, training and scholarship programs you provide to up and coming designers you are not only empowering the next generation of artists to make their dreams come true, but you're securing a bring future for the entire industry as well." Associated Press Television New York, 15 June 2009 11. Medium shot, Heidi Klum and Michael Kors speak to reporters 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Heidi Klum, Super Model/TV Personality: "I think it shows that beauty and brains can also have a lot of style. And that not just, women who are in politics have to wear dark blues and greys and dark greens and it's all a bit sad. I think that she put a lot of colour into politics and I think that a lot of women admire her. They admire her for her beauty, for her brains, but also because she has a lot of style. I think she is playful. She's not so boring." SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Kors, Designer: "I think dressing Mrs. Obama for me has been such a pleasure because she really is indicative of how so many modern women want to look. She enjoys fashion but she doesn't want it to rule her life. And I think she likes playing around with clothes. Expressing herself, she knows that fashion's a big part of expressing yourself. And it doesn't mean that you're any less intelligent or brilliant because she's all of that. And she's really been a great flag-waver for American fashion around the world." 13. Wide shot, Heidi Klum and Michael Kors speak to reporters POOL - (via ABC) - AP Clients Only Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 13 March 2009 14. Michelle Obama walks into a room of US Army Airborne troops and families POOL - AP Clients Only London, UK, 2 April 2009 15. Wide of Michelle Obama walking to speaker's podium Associated Press Television New York, 15 June 2009 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Kenneth Cole, designer: "Michelle's natural comfort with who she is and how she appears is very extraordinary and it's uncontrived and it's very natural, clearly. And I think it's inspiring to all of us." 17. Medium shot, Jack White and designer Anna Sui speak to reporters 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Anna Sui, Designer: "I think it's incredible. I think that she's made it more egalitarian and I think that that's good. We were going the wrong way. It was just getting too luxe and too extreme. And now there's a whole new style and it looks so fresh. " 19. Wide shot, Padma Lakshmi poses for photographers 20. SOUNDBITE (English) Padma Lakshmi, Host, Top Chef: "I think it's been really vast, the fact that she's not a twig, the fact that she has curves. The fact that she loves to wear bold colour and is not afraid of fashion and really seems to enjoy fashion while retaining her own identity is I think really, really applaud-able. And you never get the sense that even though she is so well put together that it in any way prevents her from being a woman with great gravitas, great intelligent and great accomplishment. And it just shows you what I've always believed to be true, that you can be smart and really beautiful at the same time." 21. Medium shot, Designer Rachel Roy poses on red carpet 22. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachael Ray, Designer: "I think what she's done for American fashion is phenomenal, particularly young designers. And the sense of edge and what she loves; Rick Owens and a little Asdine, right up my alley." CFDA Location unknown, recent 23. SOUNDBITE (English) First Lady Michelle Obama: (pre-recorded acceptance speech) "To both the legends and the future legends I'm honoured to celebrate your craft with you tonight. And on behalf of men and women everywhere I want to thank you all for making fashion liberating, inspiring but most of all fun." FIRST LADY OF FASHION HONORED BY THE CFDA Michelle Obama keeps feeling the love from the fashion world. She was honoured with a special tribute from the Council of Fashion Designers of America board of directors for her contributions to the world of fashion. Although she was missing from the crowd at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Monday (15 JUNE 2009), Obama's presence was felt throughout the star-studded ceremony, which included Heidi Klum, Blake Lively and Kirsten Dunst. Klum said that Mrs. Obama's style has revolutionised political fashion: "I think it shows that beauty and brains can also have a lot of style. And that not just a lot of women who are in politics have to wear dark blues and grays and dark greens and it's all a bit sad. I think that she put a lot of colour into politics and I think that a lot of women admire her for her beauty, for her brains, but also because she has a lot of style." Designer Michael Kors has had the honour of dressing the first lady. "I think she likes playing around with clothes, expressing herself," said Kors" I think she knows that fashion's a big part of expressing yourself. And it doesn't mean that you're any less intelligent or brilliant because she's all of that." The evening's host, Tracey Ullman, poked fun at Mrs. Obama's preppy looks: "She looks fabulous in most things and I love when she met the queen in a cardigan. That killed me." Designer Anna Sui was also celebrated on Monday with a lifetime achievement award. She says Mrs. Obama caused a shift in trends. "I think she's made it more egalitarian and I think that's good," said Sui. "We were going the wrong way. It was just getting too luxe and too extreme. And now there's a whole new style and it looks so fresh." Three designers that Mrs. Obama has been known to wear - Narciso Rodriguez, Jason Wu and Thakoon Panichgul - also received CFDA nominations. "I think Michelle Obama has really transformed how America looks at fashion," said Wu. "And it's been really great that she's being honoured tonight and as a young designer I'm just so thrilled that we have a first lady that has such great taste." 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi commended Mrs. Obama fearlessness: "The fact that she's not a twig. The fact that she has curves. The fact that she loves to wear bold colour and is not afraid of fashion and really seems to enjoy fashion while retaining her own identity is I think really, really applaud-able." Obama accepted her award via a pre-taped video speech. Wearing a crisp white button-down shirt and two strands of pearls, she spoke of fashion as an American "art form" with "ingenuity and craftsmanship that contribute so much to our economy and culture." "Designers from Levi Strauss to the reigning 7th Avenue giants have had a global influence, exporting not just fashion, but the American spirit as well," she said. "I want to thank you all for making fashion liberating, inspiring and most of all fun." The evening's other big winners included newcomers Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang. CLEARANCE DETAILS APTN (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-06-16-09 0924EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1300: US CMT Awards preview Tuesday, 16 June 2009 STORY:US CMT Awards preview- REPLAY Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley rehearse for CMT awards LENGTH: 04:16 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television STORY NUMBER: 609881 DATELINE: Nashville, Tennessee, 15 June 2009 LENGTH: 04:16 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: COMMERCIAL MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO AND OR PERFORMANCES, MUST BE CLEARED ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN LOCAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICABLE COLLECTING SOCIETY. DETAILS OF THE TRACKS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT.YOU HAVE EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE OF ALL AND ANY CONTENT INCLUDED WITHIN THE SERVICE, AND FOR LIBEL, PRIVACY, COMPLIANCE AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THEIR TERRITORY. SHOTLIST (including transcript) :- AP Television Nashville, Tennessee, 15 June 2009 1. Wide pan workers preparing arrivals area for 2009 CMT Music Awards to 2009 CMT Music Awards sign 2. Wide interior of arrivals area 3. Sommet Center electronic sign: "CMT AWARDS JUNE 16" 4. INT Tilt down from monitor to Sommet Center stage 5. Medium place card with event attendees' names and photographs 6. Kellie Pickler place card 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kellie Pickler/Musician: "The thing that makes the CMT Awards different from any other awards show is that it's completely fan voted, and it's really all about the fans." 8. UPSOUND (English) Taylor Swift/Musician: "I can see how you think that, but that's my next dream, you know. I want to be in the NFL." CMT 9. Still image: Taylor Swift and Def Leppard AP Images 10. Still image: T-Pain AP Television Nashville, Tennessee, 15 June 2009 11. UPSOUND (English) Taylor Swift/Musician, on reports T-Pain will be performing with her at tonight's CMT Music Awards: "Well the T-Pain thing, it's not really specified what that collaboration is yet, and so it's been really fun to keep that a secret, because we've never confirmed if it's a performance or if it's a something else. You never know. You know, you should watch it." (Reporters laugh.) AP Television Nashville, Tennessee, 15 June 2009 12. UPSOUND (English) Taylor Swift/Musician: "I do have this dream where I want to be in the NFL." 13. Wide Lady Antebellum on stage at 2009 CMT Music Awards rehearsal 15. Wide shot Lady Antebellum rehearse 'Lookin' for a Good Time' 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Charles Kelley/Musician, Lady Antebellum: "I was just going to say yeah, one of the cool things is the stage this year is so exciting, there's so many different little jut outs and stuff, and it's visually very appealing." Hillary Scott/Musician, Lady Antebellum: "And all the lighting and everything when we were just running through our rehearsal, I really think it's going to blow people's minds, just how bright and colourful it is. It's going to be a lot of fun." 15. Various Brad Paisley rehearses 'Then' 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Brad Paisley/Musician, on his latest single, 'Then', which he'll perform at the 2009 CMT Music Awards: "Well, yeah, it's as heartfelt as I've ever written anything. In the writing process of the song 'Then,' I found myself in the middle of the last few months of our - I say 'our' because I think that's the wrong term - of her pregnancy. There's no 'our' about it." 17. Mid shot place cards for Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Brad Paisley/Musician, on his latest single, 'Then', which he'll perform at the 2009 CMT Music Awards: "The day before the birth, you think you love somebody. And then 24 hours later, after watching what a woman goes through, again, you stand corrected. You thought you couldn't love her more, but no, not true." 19. Mid shot Brad Paisley rehearses 'Then' 20. Electronic sign: "2009 CMT Music Awards" 21. Wide shot Darius Rucker rehearses 'Alright' 22. SOUNDBITE (English) Darius Rucker/Musician, on playing the 2009 CMT Music Awards: "Crazy. I mean, it's another one of those things where I have to sit back and pinch myself to realise all this stuff is happening, because there's a lot of big names out there playing the show, and they've penciled me in, too, and that's pretty cool." 23. Wide shot Darius Rucker rehearses 'Alright' SWIFT'S DREAMY CMT OPENER Taylor Swift's top secret CMT Music Awards opener promises to be nothing but a dream sequence. Although staffers and crew have been sworn to secrecy about the show open, country and pop queen Swift and host Bill Engvall were in plain sight shooting a portion of the segment backstage Monday (15 JUNE 2009) at Sommet Center, the site of tonight's 2009 CMT Music Awards. "I can see how you think that," Swift could be overheard repeatedly saying in the scripted dialogue directed to Engvall. "But that's my next dream, you know. I want to be in the NFL." Fantasy-football sequence or not, Swift, 19, is set to perform tonight with veteran rock band Def Leppard, her co-headliner on a recent episode of 'Crossroads' series, for which they are CMT Awards nominees. And backstage at the CMA Music Festival Sunday, Swift also confirmed reports that rapper T-Pain will play some part in her appearance on tonight's show. "Well, the T-Pain thing, it's not really specified what that collaboration is yet," she teased. "It's been really fun to keep that a secret, because we've never confirmed if it's a performance or if it's something else. You never know. You know, you should watch it." The 2009 CMT Music Awards airs in the U.S. Tuesday night at 8 EDT. CLEARANCE DETAILS APTN (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-06-16-09 0924EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1300: US Michaelangelo Tuesday, 16 June 2009 STORY:US Michaelangelo- REPLAY Exhibition of what is thought to be Michelangelo's first painting LENGTH: 02:10 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 609823 DATELINE: New York, 15 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:10 SHOTLIST (including transcript) :- AP Television New York 15 June 2009 1. Wide exterior of Metropolitan Museum of Art 2. Close-up of Michelangelo exhibit banner reads "Michelangelo's First Painting" 3. Various of man looking at Michelangelo's 'Torment of Saint Anthony' 4. Close-up of man looking at Michelangelo's 'Torment of Saint Anthony' 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Keith Christiansen, Curator Department of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: "To tell you the truth there, a detail in the picture that immediately convinced me and it may seem like an incidental detail but it is precisely because it was so incidental, excuse me if I make my point (walks over to point to painting) along the edge of the rocks here, there's dense cross hatching, almost awkwardly dense cross hatching. When I looked and I thought that this is exactly what we find in Michelangelo's earliest pen drawings, this precise kind of hatching, nobody but Michelangelo does this. And then as you look to the face of Saint Anthony to the hands and so forth, all of these remind me of aspects of his earliest sculptures from 1490-92. This looks to me exactly, it's got all the finger marks, finger prints of the young Michelangelo." 6. Various of Michelangelo's 'Torment of Saint Anthony' 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Keith Christiansen, Curator Department of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: "He has actually corrected, tightened up the composition and he has in fact given all the monsters a much more real, animal like character." 8. Pan from Michelangelo's 'Torment of Saint Anthony' to Martin Schongauer's: 'Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons' 9. Close-up of Martin Schongauer's: 'Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons' 10. Wide of man looking at Michelangelo's 'Torment of Saint Anthony' MICHELANGELO'S TEENAGE TORMENT An exhibit showing what is believed to be Michelangelo Buonarroti's first painting marked the start of a summer-long exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday. Michelangelo known for his sculptures and drawings was an accomplished painter before ever learning to carve marble. He studied in Florence during his youth and it is during this time the work on display 'Torment of Saint Anthony' comes. The work is a copy of a well-known engraving of the time named 'Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons' by Martin Schongauer (1448-1491.) Experts believe Michelangelo was 12 or 13-years-old when he made it. The two works hang side by side at the exhibition for comparison. Keith Christiansen curator for the department of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art says he believes the painting is Michelangelo's first because of the "almost awkwardly dense cross hatching". "When I looked and I thought that this is exactly what we find in Michelangelo's earliest pen drawings, this precise kind of hatching, no body but Michelangelo does this," Christiansen said. The Met will show 'Torment of Saint Anthony' until early September. APTN (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-06-16-09 0924EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1300: UK Metal Hammer 2 Tuesday, 16 June 2009 STORY:UK Metal Hammer 2- NEW Highlights of Metal Hammer Golden God Awards LENGTH: 06:34 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Ents/VNR STORY NUMBER: 609883 DATELINE: London, UK, 15 June 2009 LENGTH: 06:34 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: COMMERCIAL MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO AND OR PERFORMANCES, MUST BE CLEARED ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN LOCAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICABLE COLLECTING SOCIETY. DETAILS OF THE TRACKS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT.YOU HAVE EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE OF ALL AND ANY CONTENT INCLUDED WITHIN THE SERVICE, AND FOR LIBEL, PRIVACY, COMPLIANCE AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THEIR TERRITORY. SHOTLIST (including transcript) :- AP Entertainment London UK, 15 June 2009 1. Wide shot venue Indigo2 2. Mid shot arrival shot Biff Byford, Saxon 3. Mid shot Behemoth 4. Mid shot Five Finger Death Punch give interview 5. Mid shot Steve Vai gives interview 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Vai (offering advice for new rockers) "Well there's a lot of distractions in the music business and there can be a lot of distractions in life, but if you love the guitar than everything else is gravy. Nothing else is as important as your relationship with your guitar." 5. Mid shot Anthrax 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Anthrax (on being metal pioneers): Scott Ian: "We didn't know we were pioneers until like about a month ago. You can only realise you're a pioneer until about 20 years later when people tell you you're a pioneer." Dan Nelson: "I knew my whole life." Scott Ian: "When we were doing that stuff it was just because we love music so we never really thought about it at the time." Rob Caggiano: "Pioneering to us never came into the story." Scott Ian: "Exactly." 7. Mid shot Steel Panther ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE, BITE CONTAINS PROFANITY 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Steel Panther (on Steel Panther's mission to bring Metal music to the world): "So far we've f**king brought it back to London. It's totally coming back. I mean these girls they were into hip hop when we met them, now they're f**king into Motley Crue and Steel Panther." 9. Mid shot Anvil 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Robb Reiner, Drummer, Anvil (on performing at awards): "It's going to be great, there's nothing like rocking for your fellow metal brothers." VNR 11. Iron Maiden accept 'Best UK Band' and 'Golden Gods' AP Entertainment London UK, 15 June 2009 12. Wide shot Iron Maiden drummer Nico McBrain with awards 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Nico McBrain, Drummer Iron Maiden: "I do actually have my own award here, and I have Adrian's I do believe, Mr Smith's here - it's going to cost him about 200 quid to get this back." 14. Close up tilt award to Anvil, SOUNDBITE (English) Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Anvil: (Reporter: "Metal as a word I can't mention on the television." Kudlow: "Metal as Fun." 15. Wide shot Anvil pose for photographers 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Anvil: "It's not even a question of overdue or not overdue or expected or unexpected, it's just the whole thing is a miraculous turn of events that is unbelievable and I am...I couldn't be at a better place in my life and at a better age to appreciate it with full open heart. It's just amazing." SOUNDBITE (English) Robb Reiner, Drummer, Anvil: "I second that." VNR 17. Saxon accept 'Spirit of Hammer' award AP Entertainment London UK, 15 June 2009 18. Wide shot Saxon 19. Close up award 20. SOUNDBITE (English) Biff Byford, Saxon: "They're telling me that it's for being together for 30 years. That's what it's about, so that's cool." 21. Mid shot Best Underground Band, Behemoth 22. Wide shot best breakthrough band, Five Fingered Death Punch 23. Close up award 24. SOUNDBITE (English) Ivan Moody, Five Finger Death Punch "We started off and nobody gave us credit and I'm going to say it truthfully and bluntly from my heart, with a name like Five Finger Death Punch you're overlooked, especially in metal, and just to get something like this, I hope that it's the first of many accolades for us and we...I say that this is we as a unit, this band has earned it. We've squabbled together, we've bled and died together for the last three years, everything from playing at eleven o'clock in the morning to eleven o'clock at night and..." SOUNDBITE (English) Matt Snell, Five Finger Death Punch: "Sharing socks." SOUNDBITE (English) Ivan Moody, Five Finger Death Punch: "...Absolutely." SOUNDBITE (English) Zoltan Bathory, Five Finger Death Punch: "Yes. (Indecipherable)." SOUNDBITE (English) Ivan Moody, Five Finger Death Punch: "This is to the troops that I'm surrounded by and every single fan that's stuck by us so I'm absolutely proud." VNR ++ CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE - FOOTAGE CONTAINS PROFANITY 25. Slipknot accept Best International Band via video link 26. Announcement Riff Lord award to Steve Vai, Vai accepts AP Entertainment London UK, 15 June 2009 27. Wide shot Steve Vai with Riff Lord award 28. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Vai (on the look of his award) "It is very cool, I mean it's very threatening and it's very metal and it makes you want to go play the guitar, play some loud riffs." VNR 29. Performance Saxon 'Battalions of Steel' METAL HAMMER AWARDS HONOUR THOSE WHO ROCK Rockers including Saxon, Antrhax and Anvil gathered in London Monday (15 JUNE 2009), for the seventh Metal Hammer Golden God awards. Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai made a special appearance at the Indigo2 venue to collect the 'Riff Lord' award. On the red carpet, the Grammy award winner had advice for newcomers to the rock scene. "Well there's a lot of distractions in the music business and there can be a lot of distractions in life," Vai said, "but if you love the guitar than everything else is gravy. Nothing else is as important as you're relationship with your guitar." In addition to the award show, thrash metal icons Anthrax played a rare intimate show for 500 fans, as part of three hours of live music on gig-boat stage HMS Anthrax. Widely considered pioneers of the genre, Anthrax say for them, it's all about the music. "We didn't know we were pioneers until about a month ago." insisted rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, "You can only realise you're a pioneer until about 20 years later when people tell you you're a pioneer." "When we were doing that stuff it was just because we love music so we never really thought about it at the time," he continued. Enjoying a new surge of success thanks to big screen documentary 'Anvil! The Story of Anvil', Anvil picked up the 'Metal as F**k' award. Steve "Lips" Kudlow from the band was delighted to accept it, despite their years of obscurity before the film: "It's not even a question of overdue or not overdue or expected or unexpected, it's just the whole thing is a miraculous turn of events that is unbelievable and I am...I couldn't be at a better place in my life and at a better age to appreciate it with full open heart. It's just amazing." Anvil also played live at the ceremony. The night's big winners included Iron Maiden, honoured as 'Golden Gods', and given the title 'Best UK Band' for the second year in a row. Slipknot won 'Best International Band' and 'Best Live Band'; Def Leppard were named 'Legends'. Saxon picked up the 'Spirit of Hammer' award - the group's Bill Byford explained why: "They're telling me that it's for being together for 30 years. That's what it's about, so that's cool." Lamb of God won 'Best Album' for 'Wrath', while Marilyn Manson was honoured with the 'Icon Award'. Marilyn Manson, Def Leppard and Slipknot did not attend. CLEARANCE DETAILS APTN (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-06-16-09 0944EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
Financial markets: China worried
Radio France: filmed programmes
World Lehman - Look at impact of collapse on world economy, one year on
NAME: WORLD LEHMAN 20090914I TAPE: EF09/0871 IN_TIME: 11:20:39:15 DURATION: 00:02:53:05 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Various - 14 Sep 2009/ Recent/ File RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: London, UK - 10 September 2009 1. Former Lehman Brothers skyscraper under cloudy skies 2. Bicycles parked outside former Lehman Brothers building 3. People on plaza in front of former Lehman Brothers building FILE: London, UK - 15 September 2008 4. Newspapers announcing collapse of Lehman Brothers 5. Policewoman shields sacked Lehman worker from media 6. Sacked employee with box walks past media into train station London, UK - 10 September 2009 7. Caroline White walks across design studio 8. Various of White looking at different kinds of fabrics 9. Artwork on wall inspired by collapse of Lehman Brothers 10. White's employee pass for Lehman Brothers 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Caroline White, banker turned designer: "I think it's quite unique in that it's been born out of a quite catastrophic event. Its creation and its early drive has been behind a concoction of different emotions. I think I'm looking to use those to create some beautiful and unique pieces." FILE: New York, US - 15 September 2008 12. Exterior of Lehman Brothers building in New York FILE: New York, US - 15 September 2008 13. Lehman employees removing personal belongings in boxes Arlington, Virginia, US - 8 June 2009 14. Jobless pilot Trent Bliven filmed through window of Arlington Employment Centre 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Trent Bliven, jobless pilot: "We were doing flying, mainly operating planes for relief stuff. Then the company lost their contract from the government, so we couldn't fly any more. So we had to come back. " 16. Various of pilot talking with employment advisor 17. SOUNDBITE (English) Fernando Delgardo, employment advisor: "Personally I have had people crying, I've had people very concerned about losing their homes, having to move, being homeless." Tokyo, Japan - 14 September 2009 18. Unemployed people hand out leaflets demanding better treatment 19. Jobless demonstrators standing beside banners 20. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Tomoaki Okada, sacked car worker: "I am trying to make the best of this difficult situation. But I can't help wondering if there's a way to help us a bit more. I spent a week on the streets and I was lucky it wasn't longer. Being homeless is so tough." Yokohama, Japan - 14 September 2009 21. Nissan factory sign 22. Exterior of Nissan factory STORYLINE The demise of Lehman Brothers a year ago sparked the near-collapse of the international financial system, and triggered the worst recession for decades. It also cost thousands of people their jobs - causing personal and professional traumas that continue to this day. The Lehman Brothers skyscraper is one of the defining features of London's financial hub, Canary Wharf. People still work in the building, either as accountants or lawyers drafted in to deal with the aftermath of Lehman's implosion, or as bankers for Nomura who bought Lehman's European assets. But it's a shadow of its former self, a monument to a once-mighty bank that fell into the abyss. A far cry from the tumultuous events of 15 September 2008 when the world woke up to news that Lehman was about to bite the dust. Bankers turned up for work and were immediately told to clear their desks and leave, running the gauntlet of the media as they carried out their belongings in cardboard boxes. One of the banker who left Lehman Brothers that day was Caroline White. She earned hundreds of thousands of pounds a year, trading derivatives and other financial products. Now she's traded her entire career - and begun a new life as a designer. From a tiny studio in East London, White designs handbags and other high-end accessories. The studio is crammed with mementoes of her Lehman days - from her staff pass to an artwork commissioned in the aftermath of the bank's collapse. White says her designs are directly inspired by the trauma of losing her job in banking. "It's been born out of a quite catastrophic event," she says. "Its creation has been behind a concoction of different emotions. I think I'm looking to use those to create some beautiful and unique pieces." Across the Atlantic, former Lehman employees in New York are marking the anniversary. But the impact of the bank's collapse goes far beyond the lives of sacked Lehman staff, and beyond the financial sector generally. The global recession triggered by the financial crisis has affected just about every aspect of American life. Trent Bliven is a pilot. Until the recession he worked for a US-funded charity in Africa, flying relief aid to some of the poorest countries on earth. Then the funding stopped as the US government sought to combat the recession by reminding itself that charity begins at home. A move that left Bliven grounded - and unemployed. "We were doing flying, mainly operating planes for relief stuff," Bliven recalls. "Then the company lost their contract from the government, so we couldn't fly any more. So we had to come back." Bliven was stunned by his misfortune, but for his employment advisor, Fernando Delgardo, such stories are nothing new. "Personally I have had people crying, I've had people very concerned about losing their homes, having to move, being homeless," he says. That experience is echoed in Japan, where the recession has struck hard, pushing unemployment up to 5.7 per cent in July, a post-war record. Tomoaki Okada worked for Nissan in Yokohama until he lost his job as demand for cars plummeted in the face of the global downturn. Then he was evicted from his company apartment and found himself on the streets for a week. Now he's campaigning for a better deal for people out of work in the world's second-biggest economy. "I can't help wondering if there's a way to help us a bit more" he reflects. "I spent a week on the streets and I was lucky it wasn't longer. Being homeless is so tough." Now Okada is hoping the stimulus packages agreed by world governments will lead to a global recovery. But like many people whose lives were traumatised by the Lehman collapse and by everything that resulted from it, his personal scars will take a long time to heal.
[Christine Lagarde and the Greek crisis]
A2 / France 2
OBAMA SIGNS COMMUNICATIONS BILL
President Barack Obama Signs the Twenty-First Century ommunications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010-East Room PRESIDENT OBAMA: (Applause.) Hello, everybody. It's good to see you! Everybody, please have a seat. Well, it is wonderful to see all of you here today, to be with all of you. I want to make some special acknowledgments. We've got some legislators here who have been fighting on behalf of the disabilities community for a very long time. We're so proud of the legislation I'm signing today, as well as the legislation we signed earlier this week, so I want to acknowledge all of them. 14:06:32 First of all, responsible in large part for guiding this process through in the Senate, Senate Mark Pryor of Arkansas. Representative Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts. We also have here Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Senator Barbara Milkulski, a Democrat of Maryland. We've got Kent Conrad, as well as Byron Dorgan, the "Dakota Boys" from North Dakota. We've got Representative Henry Waxman, who's on so many important pieces of legislation this year, and we're grateful to him. Mr. Julius Genachowski is here, who's the chairman of the FCC. Where's Julius? There he is right there. A classmate of mine, somebody who has just been a great friend for a long time. And finally, we've got this guy. (Soft laughter.) Some of you may know him. I happened to be listening to him this morning when I woke up. He's what I work out to. (Laughter.) He's what I sweet- talk Michelle to. (Laughter.) All right. Mr. Stevie Wonder's in the house, so -- (cheers, applause). I was doing a little rendition of some of his music to him, and he was kind enough not to laugh. (Laughter.) Now, earlier this year, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act right here in the White House. Many of you were here, and it was a moment for every American to reflect not just on one of the most comprehensive civil-rights bills in our history but what that bill meant to so many people. It was a victory won by countless Americans who refused to accept the world as it is and, against great odds, waged quiet struggles and grassroots crusades until, finally, change was won. The story of the disability-rights movement is enriched because it's intertwined with the story of America's progress. Americans with disabilities are Americans first and foremost and, like all Americans, are entitled not only to full participation in our society but also full opportunity in our society. So we've come a long way. But even today, after all the progress that we've made, too many Americans with disabilities are still measured by what folks think they can't do instead of what we know they can do. 14:09:31 The fight for progress isn't about sympathy, by the way; it's about opportunity. And that's why all of us share a responsibility to keep building on the work of those who came before us, one life, one law, one step at a time. So today we're here to take two more steps on that journey. First of all, on Tuesday I signed "Rosa's Law." This is named for a nine-year-old girl, right there. Rosa, wave to everybody. (Applause.) Yeah. That's some good waving there, Rosa. (Laughter.) Rosa Marcellino. It's -- it's so inspiring to -- to have her here as one of hundreds of thousands of Americans with Down syndrome. Rosa worked, with her parents and her siblings, to have the words "mentally retarded" officially removed from the health and education code in her home state of Maryland. And now "Rosa's Law" takes her idea a step further. It amends the language in all federal health, education and labor laws, to remove that same phrase, and instead refer to Americans living with an intellectual disability. 14:10:55 Now, this may seem to soV it best. Where's Nick? You right there, Nick? All right, you can wave, too. Go ahead. (Laughter.) But I want -- I want everybody to hear Nick's wisdom here. He said, "What you call people is how you treat them. If we change the words, maybe it'll be the start of a new attitude towards people with disabilities." That's a lot of wisdom from Nick. (Applause.) Nick and Rosa's parents are all choking up -- (laughter) -- because they're really proud of their kids, and appropriately so. Now, the bill I'm signing today into law will better ensure full participation in our democracy and our economy for Americans with disabilities. The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act will make it easier for people who are deaf, blind, or live with a visual impairment to do what many of us take for granted. From navigating a TV or DVD menu to sending an e-mail on a smart phone, it sets new standards so that Americans with disabilities can take advantage of the technology our economy depends on. 14:12:22 And that's especially important in today's economy when every worker needs the necessary skills to compete for the jobs of the future. So together, these changes are about guaranteeing equal access, equal opportunity and equal respect for every American. And they build on the progress that we've already made in this, as an administration, over the last 20 months. Together we put in place one of the most important updates to the ADA in 20 years by prohibiting disability-based discrimination by government entities and private businesses, and by updating accessibility standards. I issued an executive order focused on establishing the federal government as a model employer of Americans with disabilities. We passed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act -- the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing the challenge faced by Americans living with paralysis. We reauthorized the Children's Health Insurance Program, covering an additional 2.6 million children in need in 2009, including children with disabilities. And the Affordable Care Act we passed will give every American more control over their health care, and will do more to give Americans with disabilities control over their own lives than any legislation since the ADA. 14:13:41 So equal access, equal opportunity, the freedom to make of our lives what we will: Living up to these principles is an obligation we have as Americans, and to one another. Because, in the end, each of us has a role to play in our economy, each of us has something to contribute to the American story and each of us must do our part to continue on this never-ending journey towards building a more perfect union. So I am so proud of the legislators here today. I want to thank all the advocates who helped bring this legislation about. And now I'm very proud to sign the bill. (Applause.) (The bill was signed.) PRESIDENT OBAMA: There you go. Done. (Cheers, applause.) 14:14:38 MS of obama signing 14:15:20 MS of Obama hugging young girl
LE 20H: [show of 04 June 2015]
TF1 News (Private - August 1982 ->)
OBAMA SIGNS COMMUNICATIONS BILL / CUTS
President Barack Obama Signs the Twenty-First Century ommunications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010-East Room PRESIDENT OBAMA: (Applause.) Hello, everybody. It's good to see you! Everybody, please have a seat. Well, it is wonderful to see all of you here today, to be with all of you. I want to make some special acknowledgments. We've got some legislators here who have been fighting on behalf of the disabilities community for a very long time. We're so proud of the legislation I'm signing today, as well as the legislation we signed earlier this week, so I want to acknowledge all of them. 14:06:32 First of all, responsible in large part for guiding this process through in the Senate, Senate Mark Pryor of Arkansas. Representative Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts. We also have here Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Senator Barbara Milkulski, a Democrat of Maryland. We've got Kent Conrad, as well as Byron Dorgan, the "Dakota Boys" from North Dakota. We've got Representative Henry Waxman, who's on so many important pieces of legislation this year, and we're grateful to him. Mr. Julius Genachowski is here, who's the chairman of the FCC. Where's Julius? There he is right there. A classmate of mine, somebody who has just been a great friend for a long time. And finally, we've got this guy. (Soft laughter.) Some of you may know him. I happened to be listening to him this morning when I woke up. He's what I work out to. (Laughter.) He's what I sweet- talk Michelle to. (Laughter.) All right. Mr. Stevie Wonder's in the house, so -- (cheers, applause). I was doing a little rendition of some of his music to him, and he was kind enough not to laugh. (Laughter.) Now, earlier this year, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act right here in the White House. Many of you were here, and it was a moment for every American to reflect not just on one of the most comprehensive civil-rights bills in our history but what that bill meant to so many people. It was a victory won by countless Americans who refused to accept the world as it is and, against great odds, waged quiet struggles and grassroots crusades until, finally, change was won. The story of the disability-rights movement is enriched because it's intertwined with the story of America's progress. Americans with disabilities are Americans first and foremost and, like all Americans, are entitled not only to full participation in our society but also full opportunity in our society. So we've come a long way. But even today, after all the progress that we've made, too many Americans with disabilities are still measured by what folks think they can't do instead of what we know they can do. 14:09:31 The fight for progress isn't about sympathy, by the way; it's about opportunity. And that's why all of us share a responsibility to keep building on the work of those who came before us, one life, one law, one step at a time. So today we're here to take two more steps on that journey. First of all, on Tuesday I signed "Rosa's Law." This is named for a nine-year-old girl, right there. Rosa, wave to everybody. (Applause.) Yeah. That's some good waving there, Rosa. (Laughter.) Rosa Marcellino. It's -- it's so inspiring to -- to have her here as one of hundreds of thousands of Americans with Down syndrome. Rosa worked, with her parents and her siblings, to have the words "mentally retarded" officially removed from the health and education code in her home state of Maryland. And now "Rosa's Law" takes her idea a step further. It amends the language in all federal health, education and labor laws, to remove that same phrase, and instead refer to Americans living with an intellectual disability. 14:10:55 Now, this may seem to soV it best. Where's Nick? You right there, Nick? All right, you can wave, too. Go ahead. (Laughter.) But I want -- I want everybody to hear Nick's wisdom here. He said, "What you call people is how you treat them. If we change the words, maybe it'll be the start of a new attitude towards people with disabilities." That's a lot of wisdom from Nick. (Applause.) Nick and Rosa's parents are all choking up -- (laughter) -- because they're really proud of their kids, and appropriately so. Now, the bill I'm signing today into law will better ensure full participation in our democracy and our economy for Americans with disabilities. The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act will make it easier for people who are deaf, blind, or live with a visual impairment to do what many of us take for granted. From navigating a TV or DVD menu to sending an e-mail on a smart phone, it sets new standards so that Americans with disabilities can take advantage of the technology our economy depends on. 14:12:22 And that's especially important in today's economy when every worker needs the necessary skills to compete for the jobs of the future. So together, these changes are about guaranteeing equal access, equal opportunity and equal respect for every American. And they build on the progress that we've already made in this, as an administration, over the last 20 months. Together we put in place one of the most important updates to the ADA in 20 years by prohibiting disability-based discrimination by government entities and private businesses, and by updating accessibility standards. I issued an executive order focused on establishing the federal government as a model employer of Americans with disabilities. We passed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act -- the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing the challenge faced by Americans living with paralysis. We reauthorized the Children's Health Insurance Program, covering an additional 2.6 million children in need in 2009, including children with disabilities. And the Affordable Care Act we passed will give every American more control over their health care, and will do more to give Americans with disabilities control over their own lives than any legislation since the ADA. 14:13:41 So equal access, equal opportunity, the freedom to make of our lives what we will: Living up to these principles is an obligation we have as Americans, and to one another. Because, in the end, each of us has a role to play in our economy, each of us has something to contribute to the American story and each of us must do our part to continue on this never-ending journey towards building a more perfect union. So I am so proud of the legislators here today. I want to thank all the advocates who helped bring this legislation about. And now I'm very proud to sign the bill. (Applause.) (The bill was signed.) PRESIDENT OBAMA: There you go. Done. (Cheers, applause.) 14:14:38 MS of obama signing 14:15:20 MS of Obama hugging young girl
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President George W. Bush / GW Bush Remarks to National Association of Manufacturers
President George W. Bush / GW Bush Remarks to National Association of Manufacturers RS20/X83 Slugged: 1345 WH REMARKS X83 POTUS 13:46:23 bush walk out 13:46:53 man announces bush, kept economy growing doesn't like long introductions 13:47:59 thank you all for doing what you do for the country 13:48:11 make products that enrich our life, that drive and sustain our lives, when healthy this country is healthy 13:48:36 how to make sure this nation ahs a healthy economy remains one of the most important parts of 13:48:55 my former buddy, thanks for hiring him dong a fine job I might add 13:49:32 economic growth powered by manufactured goods, eighth largest economy in the world pioneered the technology it's important that we remain the economic leader in the world 13:50:06 responsible for 3/5th of developments - to stay ahead of the competition 13:50:48 if you're working for a manufacturing job, you probably get paid more than your neighbor 13:51:08 represents, economy as it did 20 years ago 13:51:24 everyday you stay creative, and we continue to lead this nation, I'm here to thank you and your work, we've overcome a lot together 13:51:44 easy to forget short-term history , corporate scandal, September 11 which still drives my foreign policy, high energy prices, we face a lot 13:52:17 I see a problem 13:52:30 this economy is going to grow, American people spend money so the government doesn't have to spend the money 13:52:54 incentives for small businesses to invest 13:53:14 want to make capitol less expensive 13:53:52 taxation without respiration 13:54:01 house passed, senate working on it 13:54:24 our policies to enable you to work better 13:54:43 our economy grew at 3.5& that's more than any other industrialized nation 13:55:04 34 straight months American economy has grown 13:55:30 up more than 7% since January 2001 productivity growing 13:55:47 American workers more productive 13:56:21 double the cost of living 13:56:33 manufacturing activity is growing 13:56:52 this morning commerce appointment 13:57:00 economic policies that we pursue are working 13:57:14 fundamental question, what do we need to do to make sure the economy stays strong 13:57:39 we go to be wise about how we spend your money, appropriate money 13:58:03 AS LONG AS OUR MEN AND WOMAN they will get all they need to get the job done 13:58:26 homeland security 13:58:47 reduce non security spending, and my budget has cut this spending 13:59:14 reduce mandatory spending 13:59:30 cut deficit by 2009, mid session review 14:03:14 social security and Medicare until we change it 14:03:32 living longer and getting ready for the benefits that we have been promised 14:03:58 overhand unfunding liability 14:04:23 put social security and Medicare on the road to solvency 14:06:54 for too long we had system that just shuffled kids through the schools 14:07:13 9th grade teacher looking me in the eye because my kids can't read 14:07:30 in return for additional money from Washington dc we expect the schools to measure.whole purpose is to have an accountability system able to detect problems early 14:08:01 more to be done in match and science, apply the same rigor used in no child left behind 14:08:19 we need to measure and solve problems earlier for our children.I'm a big believer in advanced placement 14:08:42 never forget going into Dallas to see an AP class there 14:09:07 there were Latinos and African Americans. Bright young kids 14:09:19 need a teacher capable of teaching advanced placement.sometimes science isn't viewed as cool 14:09:38 need to be able to connect fact jobs of 21st century will depend on person's ability to be an engineer 14:09:57 vital for our country we take action now to make sure we remain a leader in the world 14:10:10 take care of the poor and the elderly 14:10:18 says to poor seniors you no longer have to choose between your medicine and your food 14:10:41 big believer in health savings accounts, hope as you analyze your health care plans to look at your money 14:11:02 in order to make sure customers have more choice in their health care you have to have transparency 14:11:20 if you're worried about rising health care costs it makes sense to have transparency in pricing and quality 14:11:39 strongly supporting health IT. Many of you productive because you've been able to employ info technology 14:12:00 sometimes the files get misplaced, and a lot of times there are medical errors 14:12:16 if you are truly interested, you need to join us in making sure we end these frivolous lawsuits running doctors out of business 14:12:49 strong economy is good for our people. 14:12:56 want the American people to benefit, want people's lifestyles to go up want people to realize their dreams 14:13:42 we must expand our nuclear power industry if we want to be competitive 14:14:43 when demand for hydrocarbons goes up, it affects your 14:15:15 spending money to make sure liquefied natural gas terminals 14:16:08 every bushel of corn grown in Midwest makes us less dependent on oil from overseas 14:16:22 drive the first 40 miles on a battery, and your car doesn't look like a golf cart 14:16:37 in order to make sure this country's competitive, we have to spend money 14:17:03 big believer in trade 14:17:09 what I'm for is trade that opens up people's markets, that's what I'm for. 14:17:31 we open up our markets, you'll open up yours 14:17:56 makes sense for people locked in impoverished market that we open up our nations 14:20:09 owe it to future generations of Americans to keep our entrepreneurial spirit strong
US Obama - Obama outlines jobs plan, says no easy fixes to financial crisis in Web address
NAME: US OBAMA 20081122I TAPE: EF08/1176 IN_TIME: 10:57:29:01 DURATION: 00:03:43:12 SOURCES: CHANGE.GOV DATELINE: Washington DC, 22 Nov 2008 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, US President-Elect: "Good morning. The news this week has only reinforced the fact that we are facing an economic crisis of historic proportions. Financial markets faced more turmoil. New home purchases in October were the lowest in half a century. 540,000 more jobless claims were filed last week, the highest in 18 years. We now risk falling into a deflationary spiral that could increase our massive debt even further. While I'm pleased that congress passed a long overdue extension of unemployment benefits this week, we must do more to put people back to work and get our economy moving again. We've now lost 1.2 million jobs this year, and if we don't act swiftly and boldly, most experts now believe that we could lose millions of jobs next year. There are no quick or easy fixes to this crisis, which has been many years in the making, and it's likely to get worse before it gets better. But January 20th is our chance to begin anew, with a new direction, new ideas, and new reforms that will create jobs and fuel long term economic growth. I have already directed my economic team to come up with an economic recovery plan, that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011, a plan big enough to meet the challenges we face, that I intend to sign soon after taking office. We'll be working out the details in the weeks ahead but it will be a two year nationwide effort to jump start job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy. We'll put people back to work, rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernising schools that are failing our children, and building wind farms and solar panels, fuel efficient cars and the alternative energy technologies that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead. These aren't just steps to pull ourselves out of the immediate crisis. These are the long term investments in our economic future that have been ignored for far too long, and they represent an early down payment on the type of reform my administration will bring to Washington. A government that spends wisely focuses on what works and puts the public interest ahead of the same special interests that have come to dominate our politics. I know that passing this plan won't be easy. I will need and seek support from Republicans and Democrats, and I'll be welcome to ideas and suggestions from both sides of the aisle. But what is not negotiable is the need for immediate action. Right now there are millions of mothers and fathers who are lying awake at night wondering if next week's paycheck will cover next month's bills. There are Americans showing up at work in the morning only to have cleared out their desks by the afternoon. Retirees are watching their life savings disappear and students are seeing their college dreams deferred. These Americans need help. They need it now. The survival of the American dream for over two centuries is not only a testament to its enduring power, but to the great effort, sacrifice and courage of the American people. It has thrived because in our darkest hours we have risen above the smallness of our divisions to forge a path toward a new and brighter day. We have acted boldly, bravely, and above all, together. That is the chance our new beginning now offers us, and that is the challenge we must rise to in the days to come. It is time to act. As the next president of the United States, I will. Thank you." STORYLINE President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday outlined his plan to create 2.5 (m) million jobs in coming years to rebuild roads and bridges and modernise schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars. "These aren't just steps to pull ourselves out of this immediate crisis; these are the long-term investments in our economic future that have been ignored for far too long," Obama said in the weekly Democratic radio and web "YouTube" address. The economic recovery plan being developed by his staff aims to create 2.5 (m) million jobs by January 2011, and he wants to get it through Congress quickly and sign it soon after taking office. He called the plan "big enough to meet the challenges we face" and said that it will jump-start job creation but also "lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy." Aides said the economic plan outlined on Saturday went further that the president-elect has gone before. A trio of crises - housing, credit and financial, have badly damaged the economy, and financial analysts have projected the country's economic hardships will continue through much of 2009. Obama acknowledged on Saturday that evidence is growing the country is "facing an economic crisis of historic proportions." He noted turmoil on Wall Street, a decrease in new home purchases, growing jobless claims and the menacing problem of deflation. He said he was pleased Congress passed an extension of unemployment benefits this week, but added, "we must do more to put people back to work and get our economy moving again." Figures out this week showed new claims for jobless aid had reached a 16-year high. "If we don't act swiftly and boldly, most experts now believe that we could lose millions of jobs next year," Obama said. He cautioned, "there are no quick or easy fixes to this crisis, which has been many years in the making, and it's likely to get worse before it gets better." But Obama said Inauguration Day, January 20, "is our chance to begin anew." Obama said getting congressional approval for his broad economic plan will not be easy. "I will need and seek support from Republicans and Democrats, and I'll be welcome to ideas and suggestions from both sides of the aisle,» he said. "But what is not negotiable is the need for immediate action." Across the country, Americans "are lying awake at night wondering if next week's paycheck will cover next month's bills," people are showing up at work to clear out their desks and retirees are watching their life savings disappear, Obama said. On Thursday, the Labour Department reported that claims for unemployment benefits jumped last week to 542,000. That marked the highest level since July 1992 and provided fresh evidence of a rapidly weakening job market that is expected to get even worse next year. "In this country's darkest hours, the American people have risen above their divisions to solve their problems," Obama said. "We have acted boldly, bravely, and above all, together," Obama said. "That is the chance our new beginning now offers us, and that is the challenge we must rise to in the days to come. It is time to act. As the next president of the United States, I will."
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OBAMA REMARKS ON THE ECONOMY
President Barack Obama Remarks on the Economy in East Room of the White House 15:13:26 Obama enters and walks to podium 15:13:32 OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. 15:13:36 Before I announce a significant new investment we're making in clean energy, I want to give an update on a matter of concern to every American. That's our employment picture. 15:13:45 The jobs numbers that were released by the Labor Department this morning are a reminder that the road to recovery is never straight and that we have to continue to work every single day to get our economy moving again. 15:13:55 For most Americans, and for me, that means jobs. It means whether we are putting people back to work. 15:14:04 Job losses for the last quarter of 2009 were one-tenth of what we were experiencing in the first quarter. In fact, in November we saw the first gain in jobs in nearly two years. 15:14:15 Last month, however, we slipped back, losing more jobs than we gained, though the overall trend of job loss is still pointing in the right direction. 15:14:24 What this underscores, though, is that we have to continue to explore every avenue to accelerate the return to hiring, which brings me to my announcement today. 15:14:36 The Recovery Act has been a major force in breaking the trajectory of this recession and stimulating growth in hiring. And one of the most popular elements of it has been a clean energy manufacturing initiative that will put Americans to work while helping America gain the lead when it comes to clean energy. 15:14:53 It's clear why such an effort is so important. Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future, jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced. 15:15:03 But it's also how we will reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, a dependence that endangers our economy and our security, and it is how we will combat the threat of climate change and leave our children a planet that's safer than the one we inherited. 15:15:18 Harnessing new forms of energy will be one of the defining challenges of the 21st century, and unfortunately right now the United States, the nation that pioneered the use of clean energy, is being outpaced by nations around the world. 15:15:34 It's China that has launched the largest effort in history to make their economy energy efficient. We spearheaded the development of solar technology, but we've fallen behind countries like Germany and Japan in producing it. And almost all of the batteries that we use to power our hybrid vehicles are still manufactured by Japanese countries or in Asia, 15:15:56 though, because of one of the steps like we're taking today, we're beginning to produce more of these batteries here at home. 15:16:02 Now, I welcome and am pleased to see a real competition emerging around the world to develop these kinds of clean energy technologies. 15:16:13 Competition is what fuels innovation. But I don't want America to lose that competition. I don't want the industries that yield the jobs of tomorrow to be built overseas. I don't want the technology that will transform the way we use energy to be invented abroad. 15:16:27 I want the United States of America to be what it has always been, and that is a leader -- the leader -- when it comes to a clean energy future. And that's exactly what this clean energy manufacturing initiative will help us do. 15:16:42 It will help close the clean energy gap that's grown between American and other nations. 15:16:47 Through this initiative, we're awarding $2.3 billion in tax credits for American manufacturers of clean energy technologies -- companies that build wind turbines and produce solar panels and assemble cutting-edge batteries. 15:17:02 The initiative we're outlining today will likely generate 17,000 jobs, and the roughly $5 billion more that we'll leverage in the private sector investments could help create tens of thousands of additional jobs. 15:17:15 At the same time, this initiative will give a much-needed boost to our manufacturing sector by building new plants or upgrading old ones. And we'll take an important step toward meeting the goal I've set of doubling the amount of renewable power we use in the next three years with wind turbines and solar panels built right here in the U.S. of A. 15:17:35 Put simply, this initiative is good for middle class families. It is good for our security. It is good for our planet. Over 180 projects in over 40 states will receive these tax credits. One of them is TPI Composites, Inc., which is based in Newton, Iowa -- one of America's leading wind turbine manufacturers. 15:17:54 Because of these tax credits, TPI Composites will not only be able to expand an existing facility in Newton, they'll not only be able to build a brand new facility in Nebraska, they'll also be able to hire over 200 new workers. 15:18:10 And it is my hope that similar stories will be told in cities and towns across America because of this initiative. In fact, this initiative's been so popular that we've -- we have far more qualified applicants than we've been able to fund. 15:18:23 We received requests for roughly three times as much in funding, $7.6 billion, as we could provide. And that's why as part of the jobs package on which I'm urging Congress to act, I've called for investing another $5 billion in this program which could put even more Americans to work right away building and equipping clean energy manufacturing facilities here in the United States. 15:18:50 You know, in the letters that I receive at night, and many of you know I get about 10 letters a night that I take a look at. I often hear from Americans who are facing hard times -- Americans who've lost their jobs or can't afford to pay their bills. They're worried about what the future holds. 15:19:09 I am confident that if we harness the ingenuity of companies like TPI Composites, if we can tap the talents of our workers and our innovators and our entrepreneurs, if we can gain the lead in clean energy worldwide, then we'll forge a future where a better life is possible in our country over the long run. 15:19:29 That's a future we're now closer to building because of the steps that we're taking today. Thank you very much, everybody. 15:19:34 end walk away
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GM BANKRUPTCY
NVS0248 01:00:09 -The White House: President Obama on GM BankruptcyVIDEO PROVIDED BY: PoolDURATION- 04:25 President Obama said he will invest another $30 billion in taxpayers'money in General Motors, giving the government a 60 per cent share in theauto manufacturer. In terms of assets at stake, GM is the fourth-largest corporation to file for bankruptcy. The president said he is confident that, just like Chrysler,GM will emerge from bankruptcy a better company. And he warned that that just about everyone will be asked to make more sacrifices. OBAMA: Working with my Auto Task Force, G.M. and its stakeholders have produced a viable, achievable plan that will give this iconic American company a chance to rise again. It's a plan tailored to the realities of today's auto market, a plan that positions G.M. to move toward profitability even if it takes longer than expected for our economy to fully recover. And it's a plan that builds on G.M.'s recent progress in making better cars. -----Building a leaner G.M. will come at a cost. It will take a painful toll on many Americans who have relied on General Motors throughout the generations So I want to say a word directly to all the men and women watching today, wondering what all this will mean as far as their own lives are concerned. I know you've already seen more than your fair share of hard times. We saw 400,000 jobs lost in the auto industry in the year before this restructuring even began. I will not pretend the hard times are over. Difficult days lie ahead. More jobs will be lost. More plants will close. More dealerships will shut their doors and so will many parts suppliers. 01:04:36 - NNS: GM- CEO ReaxMonday, June 01, 2009Source: POOLDURATION: 00:44 VIDEO INFO: SOT-Henderson: "This new GM will be built from the strongest parts of our business, including our best brands and our very finest products. We will have far less debt, fully competitive labor costs, and the ability to generate sustained and positive bottom line performance. The new GM will have a significantly stronger and healthier balance sheet, which will allow us to better support our brands and products through investment, increase our investment in new technology and be able to weather difficult times." 01:05:35 AP- China GeithnerMonday, 1 June 2009DURATION: 02:35 SHOTLIST 1. Various of Buick dealership2. Various of cars3. Wide of US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner walking up to podium4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Timothy Geithner, US Treasury Secretary:++TRANSCRIPTION TO FOLLOW++5. Pan of Buick car dealership, car leaving6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Timothy Geithner, US Treasury Secretary:++TRANSCRIPTION TO FOLLOW++7. Wide of Geithner speaking 01:08:30 NNS-GM-Gov ReaxMonday, June 01, 2009DURATION: 00:56 (Video has some interference in the beginning) SOT- Granholm "What I said Rick is that we're starting to hit bottom. We cansee that clearly there will be some impact as a result of the filing forbankruptcy today. Those suppliers and the others who rely on General Motors,there will be a ripple effect. But we know at least that there is an end tothis, and that is what I think many are relieved to hear. That we at leastknow that we can see the end of this dark period that we've been in." 01:09:26 NNS-GM:Janesville, Gov Doyle ReaxMonday, June 01, 2009DURATION: 01:07 VIDEO INFO: SOT-Mike Howard: "Ah, it's gonna mean everything, you know, it's gonna mean a lot." SOT-Gov. Jim Doyle : "This is a plant that has been at the very top production, one of the top producers for GM for along time, an incredibly good work force, a great facility, great infrastructure around it - you know, the roads and rail and everything you need is there."SOT -Rep. Mike Sheridan : "The other thing is, is relationship between the management and the union down here is a very solid relationship."SOT-Mike Howard: "They just need to know as soon as possible if it's gonna come to this town or not, so they can make a decision on whether they need to move on, or stay around here and see if they can have a job or not." 01:10:41 NNS-GM-MI: Workers ReaxMonday, June 01, 2009DURATION: 01:45 VIDEO INFO: SOT -Mac Nicholson: "I'm really shocked, and I'm shocked that this plant won't be reopened, it's shocking one way, and another way I'm not, because every time the Union is giving concessions, and the Union is giving many of them - the GM would take the profits from the concessions and build plants in communist countries - Korea, China, Asia, Mexico, leaving the Americans, and the Union just overhauled an empty bank mean, that's .. it's just a damn shame, we've been betrayed here. We've been betrayed politicians that are doing things not in the best interests of the working class here." SOT MOS woman : "I don't think no one would stop believing in GM, or Motor City - so, that's our roots. If we stop believing in that - we ain't got no home. I'm sure everybody's scared, you know, because that's reality - fear. But I'm sure they'll come back." SOT MOS man : "Yeah, it is a little difficult when you see your means of support being taken away, but you know, I guess it's a part of life that we not only have, but other people have dealt with, and we'll deal with, so.." CU, the plant building, zoom out to WS. MSs, workers exiting the doors of the plant. 01:12:28 NNS-GM-MO:Wentzville Plant Remains OpenMonday, June 01, 2009DURATION: 01:02 VIDEO INFO: VO: MS and CU of GM Wentzville Assembly sign. SOT- Lambi "They called me on my personal phone at nine o'clock this morning ,to confirm that the General Motors Wentzville plant was not on that list of the nine plants to be closed."VO: Panning MS of sign. WS of plant. WS of vans in lot. CU of GM logo on sign.WS, vans in lot. EWS of vans in lot.SILENT: MWS of vans in lot. WS of lot and gate. MS of vans in lot.VO: WS of highway and sign as cars pass. 01:13:40 NNS-GM-TN: GM Employee ReaxMonday, June 01, 2009DURATION: 01:40 VIDEO INFO: MS of employees entering UAW hall.SOT- O'Rourke "We will be labeled a stand-by plant. We will still build engines, we will still have our stamping facility going, and our production guys will be on standby hoping praying that the economy picks up."CU of UAW logo on door. MS, man at podium. WS of meeting.SOT- Stannard "(covered w/ WS of meeting) When they made the announcement...(on cam) ...I looked out at everybody's faces. And you could just see the...they were distraught... (covered w/CU of man at meeting) ...worried..."WS of meeting. MS of people at meeting.SOT- Boggs "Should one of those plants be picked to build that next car, then certainly these people are really going to be holding the boat here. A lot of them still have a lot of children that are in school, their houses are here..." SOT- Stannard "My daughter called me this morning, and she says, Dad, what are we gonna do? I said we'll work through it, we're gonna be all right."MS, man at podium. CUs of people at meeting.SOT- Stannard (covered w/CU of people at meeting, MS of people huggingoutside, WS of building exterior) "I'm sure everybody's running through their heads, you know, what am I gonna do now, am I gonna move, how am I gonna take care of my family?" 01:15:20 NNS- GM-MI: Rally at CapitolMonday, June 01, 2009DURATION: 02:00 VIDEO INFO: MS: woman at the podium, people standing behind the podium. WS: Jackson andothers marching with signs and a banner. Tight shot: people marching. MWS: people standing under umbrellas. Pan: people chanting. MS: man speaking at then podium. MS: Jackson speaking at the podium. MS: man holding up a sign. MS:Jackson at the podium. END OF TAPE