CBS aired a couple of features about online innovations, in the fields of banking and talkradio. Anthony Mason's In Focus was on prosper.com an eBay-style loan broker that matches small borrowers with small lenders. The Website sets up interest rate auctions whereby microlenders compete to offer the best person-to-person terms to complete strangers. So far $34m in debt has been extended. And Mark Strassmann filed an American Heroes profile on the pregnant Tara Crooks, a captain's wife at Fort Stewart in Georgia, whose troops have been deployed again to Iraq. She hosts the armywifetalkradio.com wife-to-wife mutual support forum "part Oprah, part Dear Abby."
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