This program is 28 minutes long
(Dayton, Ohio: Courtney Reagan) The shopping frenzy this Black Friday featured; scenes shown of shopping chaos; details given about the early start to holiday shopping with some stores opening Thanksgiving Day, protests by Walmart workers; Walmart statement quoted; projections for holiday sales and online spending cited. [SHOPPERS – comment.] [Retail analyst Dana TELSEY- notes the importance of Black Friday weekend sales.] [Walmart chief merchandising officer Duncan MacNAUGHTON- says we had the best Black Friday ever.]
(Cairo: Jim Maceda) The protests in Egypt after a power grab by President Mohammed Morsi, who was recently praised for brokering the cease-fire in Gaza, featured; scenes shown of the crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protestors and police with tear gas, opposition leader Mohamed el-Baradei, who said Morsi had made himself Egypt’s new pharaoh, the storming of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Alexandria, Morsi speaking to supporters; US State Department statement quoted. [NBC diplomacy analyst Dennis ROSS- notes Egyptians will not easily lose their voice if they think they have a new Mubarak.] [MAN – says this is not what the revolution was about.]
(Gaza: Ayman Mohyeldin) Anxiety in the Middle East over shots fired despite the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel featured; details given about Israel’s shooting of Palestinians who were protesting along the Gaza-Israel border; scenes shown of the scuffle.
(Washington: Tom Costello) Yesterday’s deadly chain reaction pile-up in fog on I-10 near Beaumont, Texas reviewed; scenes shown of the wreckage, the injured; details given about the actions of Good Samaritans and driving in fog; statistics on traffic fatalities over Thanksgiving cited. [Truck driver Orlando PITTS, nurse Katie SIGMOYER, witness Damian FRANCOIS- describe what happened and what they did.] [The Weather Channel’s Kelly CASS- explains how fog forms.]
(San Juan, Puerto Rico: Gabe Gutierrez) The war on drugs in Puerto Rico featured; scenes shown of raids targeting traffickers; map shown; details given about the rise in Puerto Rico’s murder rate. [Federal AGENT – says there’s plenty of work for us.] [Representative Michael McCAUL- notes cartels from Mexico are now exploiting the Caribbean.] [Outgoing Governor Luis FORTUÑO- says we are American citizens and we deserve to be protected.] [Murder victim Julian Romero’s FATHER – says Puerto Rico cannot survive with this tremendous crime wave.]
(New York: Katy Tur) How cardboard boxes can be as entertaining as expensive toys featured; scenes shown from an Ohio preschool where a teacher threw out all the brand-name toys and brought in boxes for the children to play with and of the crowds at Toys R Us this Black Friday. [Teacher Pete KASER- says not one of them complained about not having the toys.]