This program is 29 minutes long
(Hattiesburg, Mississippi: Jim Cantore) The winter storms and the impact on travel featured; maps shown.
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) Report introduced.
(Oklahoma City: Mike Seidel) The snowstorm and tornados featured; scenes shown from McNeill, Mississippi of rain and windy conditions, snow in Dallas and Denver and Flagstaff, an overturned truck, tornado damage in Texas, a traffic pile-up in Oklahoma City, slush in Reno, a crash near Salt Lake City; details given about the death of a Houston driver when a tree fell on his truck and the death of a snowboarder in an avalanche in California.
(New York: Ron Mott) The Christmas Eve shooting of firefighters responding to a fire set by gunman William Spengler in Webster, New York reviewed; radio transmissions played; photos shown of victims Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka. [Webster police chief Gerald PICKERING- reads Spengler’s note.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The somber Christmas in Newtown, Connecticut in the aftermath of the school shooting and in the New York area after Hurricane Sandy featured; scenes shown of stockings for the shooting victims and the gifts and food donated to those displaced by Sandy. [Monroe police Lt. Keith WHITE, OFFICER, MAN - comment on how first responders from neighboring towns gave their time so Newtown police could spend the day with their families.] [Sandy volunteer Howard GRODZITSKY- comments.] Christmas observations across the country noted; scenes shown of church services, a family meal. [WOMAN – comments on offering help to the suffering.] [KID – says family is what matters.]
(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The health of former President George Bush, who is in a Houston hospital this Christmas, reviewed; footage shown.
(London: Jim Maceda) Christmas for Britain’s royal family featured; scenes shown of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leaving church; the Queen’s 3D Christmas message shown; clips shown from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. [Royal expert Neil SEAN- comments on Prince William and Kate spending the day with her family.] [Royal commentator Robert JOBSON- says the Queen is happy to embrace the new world and new technologies.]
(Hollywood: Kristen Dahlgren) The lengthiness of many of this year’s movies featured; clips shown from “Lincoln,” “Les Miserables” and “The Hobbit” with run times cited. [“The Daily Beast” senior writer Ramin SETOODEH- says they should all be called never-ending stories.] [Actor Sacha Baron COHEN- advises going to the toilet before the movie starts.] [Hollywood.com Box Office Paul DerGARABEDIAN- says any film that opens on Christmas Day is also eligible for Oscar.] [Movie GOER – reacts.]