Tourism officials in the nation's capital have picked Dr. Ruth Westheimer to be the honorary secretary of the "Department of Love and Relationships." She'll help announce a new "stimulus plan" for the city's tourism business. Dr. Ruth will be sworn in Thursday.
DEBORAH AMOS, host:
Good morning. I'm Deb Amos.
Move over, Mr. Geithner. There's a new secretary coming to the nation's capital. Today, D.C. will introduce the secretary of love and relationships. And officials have tapped the queen of romance herself, Dr. Ruth, to fill that role. It's all part of D.C.'s month-long stimulus plan to boost tourism. Officials say the effort has been inspired by the Obama's romantic date night. The romance is in time for Valentine's Day. It's MORNING EDITION.