This program is 29 minutes long
(Palo Alto, California: Mike Taibbi) The return home of 85-year-old American Merrill Newman from North Korea, where he had been detained since October 26 while a tourist, featured; scenes shown from the airport; details given of Newman's wartime experience. [NEWMAN - comments on his homecoming.] [In South Korea, Vice President Joe BIDEN - says they still have Kenneth Bae, who should be released.]
(Dallas: Jim Cantore) The cold winter weather reviewed and a second storm previewed; scenes shown of snow in Dallas, the South, crashing cars, an Ohio bus sliding, ice in Texas and Arkansas, the Dallas airport, a temperature map, frozen citrus, a snow map; details given about record cold temperatures. [Two DRIVERS, WOMAN - comment on the weather.]
(Johannesburg: Richard Engel) The celebrations for Mandela's life featured; scenes shown of the tributes outside Madiba's current home, marching bands, his statue, his memory center museum. [Mandela family spokesman Temba Templeton MATANZIMA- remembers Mandela's life.] [Several South AFRICANS - comment on Mandela.]
(Soweto, South Africa: Lester Holt) The Soweto protest against apartheid recalled; the June 16, 1976, iconic photo of Antoinette Pieterson and a stranger carrying the body of her brother, Hector. [PIETERSON - recalls the shooting during a peaceful march; states the uprising was because of Mandela in prison.] [August 31, 1976, then-Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER- talks about the commitment to peace.] The Hector Pieterson memorial shown. [WOMAN - says things are getting better.]
(Beijing: Ian Williams) The air pollution in Shanghai, China, from cars, factories and coal burning featured; scenes shown of the smog and some masked people.
(Beirut: Duncan Golestani) The singing performance by American Jennifer Grant in the show "Arabs Got Talent" featured; performance scenes shown. [GRANT - explains how she learns a, Arabic song.] [Mother Susan MONTGOMERY-GROUT- talks about Jenny.]
(South Africa: Ann Curry) The day former South African President Nelson Mandela walked out of prison recalled; 1990 scenes shown. [American photographer David TURNLEY- recalls the day of celebration in Capetown after Mandela walked out and what he said to two young boys about his imprisonment: he stole freedom for his people.]