The Labor Department announced that November layoffs were much worse than expected, with employers cutting the most jobs in 34 years, bringing the unemployment rate to 6.7%.
In 1964, author Irving Wallace wrote a novel called The Man about a black U.S. senator who becomes president of the United States.
Digging Out Haiti
Several months after a series of storms, Haitians in the city of Gonaives are still living on their roof tops while tons of mud get moved.
Low Wage Workers Reflect on a Bad Economy
The Return of Hard Rock
Three hard rock albums have been making news this fall: Guns N' Roses "Chinese Democracy", ACDC's "Black Ice" and Metallica's "Death Magnetic". Here and Now's Pop Culture Critic Renee Graham reviews them for us.
This program aired on December 5, 2008.