On the day that President Obama met with community bankers, we examine the troubles facing small banks. Then, a look at the big money lobbying efforts aimed at health care reform, how Michelle Rhee tackled DC’s worst performing schools, the government steps up efforts to fight cyber crime, and the story of a National Geographic photographer helping military families create the most meaningful holiday gifts.
SMALL BANK WOES – The president called for increased lending to small businesses and sound financial regulation during a meeting with small bank owners today. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from [Matthew Gambs ](http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-diamond-bank-dec22-,0,6047768.story)of Diamond Bancorp, who attended the White House meeting, and [Karen Shaw Petrou ](http://www.uscc.gov/hearings/2008hearings/bios/08_02_07_bios/petrou.php)of the consulting firm Federal Financial Analytics. BIG LOBBYING MONEY – Then Gwen Ifill talks with [Dave Levinthal ](http://www.opensecrets.org/news/dave-levinthal/2009/07/)of the Center for Responsive Politics, a not-for-profit group that tracks money in politics, about the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by hospitals, doctors groups, the insurance industry and other players lobbying for and against health care reform. SCHOOL REFORM – John Merrow continues his chronicle of the challenges facing
public schools in the nation’s capital. In tonight’s report, Chancellor Michelle Rhee plans to close schools and fire office workers. CYBER CRIME FIGHTING – Today there were reports of a computer attack against financial giant, Citigroup, that may have resulted in the theft of millions of dollars and President Obama named a new ‘National Cybersecurity Coordinator’. Jeffrey Brown gets some insights into how the government fights cyber criminals from [Melissa Hathaway](http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/advisorstoconductimmediatecybersecurityreview/), who conducted a cyber security review for the White House, and [James Lewis](http://security.nationaljournal.com/contributors/JLewis.php), director and senior fellow of the “technology and public policy” program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. MILITARY FAMILY PHOTOS – And finally, Tom Bearden reports on a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who is taking portraits of military families for service men and women overseas – part of a program called “[Portraits of Love.” ](http://www.pmdaportraitsoflove.com/) WEB-ONLY – And of course at the end of the program, Hari Sreenivasan takes us on a tour of new features on the NewsHour website, including: a Rundown conversation with Amy Walter from The Hotline about the wheeling and dealing that went into the Senate health care bill; the story of community outrage in Chicago after the seizure of the Park National Bank by the FDIC in October; and an [Art Beat ](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/)sneak a peak into the mind of movie maker Tim Burton. His drawings and sculpture are on exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York