This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Muhammad Lila) A raid by special forces in Afghanistan to save the life of charity worker Dr. Dilip Joseph, who was kidnapped by the armed militants, featured; diagrams of the kidnapping, captivity and hostage rescue in which a serviceman was injured and died shown. [ABC News consultant retired Col. Stephen GANYARD- talks about rescues.] The difficulties of rescuing a civilian discussed.
(Studio: Tanya Rivero) The search in Mexico for Latin Banda music superstar Jenni Rivera, whose plane apparently crashed, featured; plane's route, singer photos and performance video shown; details given about the discovery of plane wreckage.
(Sydney, Australia: Cecilia Vega) The fallout in Australia about the two radio D.J.'s whose hoax/prank call to hospitalized pregnant royal Kate Middleton led to the suicide of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who had forwarded the call, examined; prank call played; details given about whether the hoax broke the law and the fragile emotional state of the D.J.'s. [Austereo CEO Rhys HOLLORAN- denies doing anything illegal.] [In the street, FANS - react.] A statement from the nurse's daughter and a possible public statement from the D.J.'s noted.
(Studio: Ginger Zee) A giant winter snowstorm reviewed; scenes shown of snow in the Twin Cities, Fargo, Duluth, Iowa. Snowfall totals and snow forecasts discussed.
(White House: David Kerley) The White House face-to-face meeting of President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner to discuss dealing with the fiscal cliff reviewed; details given about tax rates for the wealthy and the suggestion of "means testing" for Medicare costs. [Deficit Reduction Commission co-chairman Erskine BOWLES- comments on the meeting.] [Senators Bob CORKER, Tom COBURN- talk taxes.] [Senator Dick DURBIN - comments.] "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring Obama and Boehner shown.
(Studio: John Schriffen) The hope from new brain surgery for Alzheimer's disease patients examined; statistics cited; diagrams to show how the implant procedure works like a pacemaker for the brain. [Johns Hopkins Hospital Dr. William ANDERSON, Dr. Paul ROSENBERG- talk about the surgery.] [Alzheimer's disease patient Robert LINTON, WIFE - explain.]