This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: Katy Tur) Thanksgiving across the country featured; scenes shown of the Macy’s parade in New York City, a dinner at the Salvation Army, dinner for US troops in Afghanistan, Army medic Matt Arehart, who returned home in time for the birth of his baby. [2 KIDS, SOLDIER, wife Amanda AREHART– comment.] [WOMAN – says Hurricane Sandy helped people be more grateful.] [President OBAMA – says we give thanks for blessings that are all too rare in this world.] The special parade-watching section reserved by Macy’s for those most affected by Sandy noted.
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The early start to holiday shopping with Black Friday sales moving to Thanksgiving Day featured; scenes shown of the crowds, protests by Walmart workers; details given about the opening times for several stores; shopping projections cited. [2 SHOPPERS – comment.] [Retail reporter Courtney REAGAN- says if Walmart opens early it’s hard for competitors to sit on the sidelines.] [Walmart WORKER – says it would be better to have Thanksgiving off.] ["New York Times" labor correspondent Steven GREENHOUSE- comments on the petition signed by people who don’t want to work on Thanksgiving.]
(Los Angeles: Diana Alvear) The weather this Thanksgiving Day featured; scenes/photos shown of the piled-up wreckage and the injured from the deadly chain reaction crash in fog in Texas and of parades; details given about the fog in Detroit and the mild weather in Chicago. [Voice of Texas Department of Public Safety Stephanie DAVIS- says there were a lot of injured people.] [The Weather Channel’s Chris WARREN- forecasts colder air coming in.]
(Gaza: Richard Engel) The reaction to the cease-fire in Gaza featured; details given of the view that the truce is a victory for Hamas; scenes shown of celebrations in the streets, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal thanking Iran for supplying weapons and financing, debris, people returning from shelters, a destroyed apartment.
(Tel Aviv: Stephanie Gosk) The views of Israelis on the cease-fire featured; scenes shown from Ashkelon where the roof of a school was smashed by a rocket and schools remain closed, Israeli troops pulling out. [Teacher Anat HARMAN- says it’s going to start all over again.]
(Wellington, Florida: Mark Potter) The Germain family of Wellington, Florida, who take part in a V.A. program that helps veterans in need of care to live in private homes, featured. [Nicole BEAUZIEUX-GERMAIN – says it’s a privilege to have them.] [Veterans Hal STANGLIT, Walter FOX – comment on the Germains.]