This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Ginger Zee) Another holiday snowstorm featured; scenes shown of snow in King of Prussia, Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Scranton, a college bowl game in snowy New York and New Berlin. [In Syracuse, WSYR reporter Caitlin NUCIO- shows 12 inches of snow.] The predicted snow in the East/Midwest previewed and the weather for New York City discussed; snow level maps shown.
(White House: Jonathan Karl) A last-ditch effort by Congress to prevent a New Year's day tax hike examined; details given about the tenets of a proposed mini deal, how much taxes would go without a deal and the limited prospects for even a small deal. [Senators Mitch McCONNELL, Harry REID - comment on a deal.] [President OBAMA - says this is deja vu all over again.]
(Studio: David Muir, Bianna Golodryga) The impact of the looming fiscal cliff on the stock market and housing sales discussed. [OBAMA - says we are now at the last minute and the economy could be impacted.]
(Moscow: Kirit Radia) The crash of a Russian jet plane that overshot the airport runway featured; scenes shown from Moscow of the broken plane that flew from the Czech Republic with crew only.
(New York: Ron Claiborne) The rescue in California of sledding excursion members who went into the icy waters featured; scenes shown from the San Bernardino Mountains of people and rescuers falling into the water in a chain reaction. [Witness Mickey HERMAN- describes what happened.]
(Studio and New York: Akiko Fujita) The robbery epidemic of "apple picking" in which Apple devices are stolen examined; video of some thefts shown; major city statistics cited; details given about theft prevention measures and apps. [On phone, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG - talks about Apple crime.] [DC Metropolitan police department Chief Cathy LANIER- talks about the crime.]
(Washington: Elisabeth Leamy) An FBI report on "stranded traveller" fraud complaints examined; details given about how the con artist e-mails work to fool people into sending money. [FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center Charles PAVELITES- calls it "social engineering."]