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(Studio: Harry Smith) A look back at 2009 presented; details given with scenes shown of President Obama's inauguration, Senator Edward Kennedy's illness, the financial collapse, health care reform proposals, Obama's trip to Cairo, the return to Libya of the Pan Am Flight 103 bomber, the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, the H1N1 swine flu, the death of Michael Jackson, the Ft. Hood shooting by Maj. Nidal Hasan, the miracle on the Hudson plane landing by pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, sports figures Alex Rodriguez & others, sex revelations from David Letterman, Governor Mark Sanford & Tiger Woods, the balloon boy incident hoax, the death of CBS' Don Hewitt, the arrest of Bernard Madoff, the stock market, troops returning home, the Cambridge police incident, many cultural figures & the career of the late Walter Cronkite, who says "that's the way it is."
- Smith, Harry
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