This program is 28 minutes long
(Tel Aviv: Allen Pizzey) The looming prospect of a ground war featured; scenes shown of Israelis running for shelter, troops massing on the Gaza border, Palestinian funeral processions, Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil in Gaza to show support for Hamas, a funeral in Israel that was interrupted by a missile; details given of Israel’s claim of taking out a Hamas drone factory and the assassination of more Hamas targets.
(Midland, Texas: Anna Werner) A tragic crash in Midland, Texas, where a train rammed into a float carrying injured veterans and their spouses, reviewed; animation shown of the accident; scenes shown of this morning’s vigil; photos shown of the four who died. [Witness Joe COBAROBIO- reacts; describes what happened.] [NTSB Mark ROSEKIND- comments on the investigation of the flatbed driver.] [Midland Mayor Wes PERRY- says streets were lined with families and he was there waving flags.]
(White House: Nancy Cordes) The meeting between President Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss how to avert the fiscal cliff featured; scenes shown from the meeting; details given about Speaker of the House John Boehner’s proposal. [OBAMA – says we have some urgent business to do.] [Outside, BOEHNER – says we’ve put revenue on the table as long as it’s accompanied by spending cuts.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI – says we need revenue, savings, and growth.] What the 2 sides can hope to accomplish before the end of the year discussed.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The Congressional investigation into the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya reviewed; details given about the closed-door testimony from former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus, who explained that mention of Al Qaeda was edited out of talking points prepared for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. [Senator Saxby CHAMBLISS- says there is no question this was an act of terrorism.] [With Steve Kroft on “60 Minutes,” President OBAMA – says it’s too early to know how this came about.] [Representative Peter KING – comments on the changes to the talking points.]
(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Manuel Bojorquez) The explosion of a Black Elk Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico featured; scenes shown of melted metal. [US Coast Guard Ed CUBANSKI- outlines his concerns, including the search for the missing.] [Black Elk CEO John HOFFMAN- reacts.]
(Seattle: John Blackstone) The rush to buy Twinkies and other Hostess products featured; scenes shown of empty store shelves and bakers union members on strike; ads shown; details given about the move toward lower fat and lower carb treats and the dispute between the company and union members. [Los Angeles WOMAN, Chicago MAN, Californian Jeff YEELIT– comment.] [Hostess CEO Greg RAYBURN- says you have to be able to make them at a profit.] [Seattle bakers union Maree McDONALD- outlines the workers’ complaints.]
(Cokato, Minnesota: Steve Hartman) The end of a football dynasty for Karen and Tom Aho of Cokato, Minnesota, who have had at least one of their 12 sons playing football at Dassel-Cokato High School since 1989, featured; scenes shown of their youngest son Seth’s final game. [K. and T. AHO – talk about their family and football.] [Son Steve AHO – says his parents are very passionate about football and sports and their kids.] [SONs – comment.]