This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Chris Cuomo) The response to the shootings last Friday at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, with pressure mounting on gun sellers examined; details given about the possibility of changing gun laws, the response of big gun selling companies and whether big companies will restrict assault weapons sales. [CalsTrs SPOKESMAN - says teachers feel impassioned about the gun issue.] The vague NRA statement discussed.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Newtown: Dan Harris) The return to school of the Sandy Hook elementary students featured; scenes from inside the new school and a photo of the late Jack Pinto; details given about studies on the resilience of children after traumatic events. [Two PARENTS - comment on concerns.] [Students' mothers Sarah KERINS, Karen DREIER- express fear about going back to school.]
(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The concessions to get a deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff examined; details given about possible changes in Social Security, Speaker of the House John Boehner's agreement to raise taxes on the very wealthy and the pessimism about a deal.
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The freeing of NBC News reporter Richard Engel and his crew, who had been held for five days in Syria by loyalists to the government of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, featured; photos shown; details given about missing freelance journalist Austin Tice. [ENGEL - explains how their lives were threatened.]
(Studio: Ginger Zee) The storm watch during the holiday travel exodus featured; scenes shown from Seattle of a freight train overturned by a mudslide, a sinkhole in San Francisco and snow in the Northwest. [Washington state reporter Kelly KOOPMANS- shows the snow and ice.] Snow forecasts shown. The holiday weather forecast discussed.
(Miami: Matt Gutman) The views of a panel of doctors on gun violence who want a change in ammunition presented; scenes shown from a hospital in Miami of gunshot wounded baby Skyla Davis. [Dr. Tanya ZAKRISON- blames the assault rifle bullets.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Further coverage of the Sandy Hook story on "Nightline" and tomorrow on "World News" noted.
(Newtown, Connecticut: Amy Robach) How people from across America and the world have been showing support for the people of Newtown, Connecticut, after the school shooting tragedy featured; scenes shown of the donations, including trained comfort dogs. [Sandy Hook firefighter Anthony CARPENTER, 911 operator, Los Angeles, Tom CAVANAUGH, Newtown general store manager Magdalene RAMOS, Lutheran Church Charities Tim HETZNER, WOMAN - react.]