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(Studio: Carol Lin) The passage of Christmas without a terrorist attack noted.
(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) CNN exclusive taped interview held with Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge. [RIDGE - expresses relief; says we worry every New Year's Eve about public events, so extra security measures take place; comments on the world's interest in protecting civilian aviation & on officials in France collaborating in the investigation about the terrorist threat; notes there is "credible information" that Al Qaeda would continue to use aircraft as a means of attack & what is known about Al Qaeda's interest in a "dirty bomb"; comments on his unique position in the government.]
- Lin, Carol;
- Meserve, Jeanne
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