As fierce fighting continues in the streets of Gaza, President-elect Barack Obama broke his silence today about the Israeli attacks. He said: "the loss of civilian life in Gaza and Israel is a source of deep concern for me," but did not elaborate. The question, with inauguration two weeks away, is whether there will be a shift, however subtle, in U.S. policy toward Israel. Chip Reid begins our coverage tonight.
Mark Phillips continues our coverage with a report from the frontlines in this battle. Today, Israeli forces attacked a school operated by the U.N., where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge. At least 30 people were killed. Israel claims Hamas militants had fired first. We'll have the latest.
Back home, it's a landmark day on Capitol Hill. It's the swearing in day for members of the 111th Congress. But, as Wyatt Andrews reports, two Senate seats are still vacant. So, what's going on with the appointment of Illinois' Roland Burris … and the disputed election in Minnesota? Jeff Greenfield will join us for some analysis.
In just a little more than a month, all U.S. television goes digital. The government promised to help pay for people who didn't have cable. But as Bill Whitaker finds, that government program has run out of cash … and that couldleave millions will be left without a TV signal.
Finally tonight: After losing her cushy Wall Street job in the economic meltdown, one woman reinvented herself by finding a whole new recipe for success. Anthony Mason has this sweet story you won't want to miss.