This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Ginger Zee) A bone-chilling storm that has knocked out power reviewed; scenes shown from New England and power crews. [Two PEOPLE - react to power outages.] The new storm system discussed; weather and temperature maps shown. 5:34)0West / Avalanches
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Seattle: Neal Karlinsky) Avalanches in the West reviewed; scenes shown of an avalanche in Colorado that killed a skier, an earlier avalanche in which a guy was dug out and last year's avalanche experiment. [Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center director Bob COMEY- talks about the avalanche situation.]
(Studio: Gio Benitez) The effort to rescue a ship carrying tourists and researchers stuck in the ice in Antarctica featured; scenes shown from onboard the now-trapped ship and a Chinese icebreaker that got stuck and turned back. [Expedition leader Chris TURNEY- comments on the ice and the rescue ship turning back.]
(Miami: Matt Gutman) The historic breach into Target's credit card database examined; details given about lawsuits against Target. [Cyber security expert Mark RASCH- says hackers are working in eastern Europe to get PIN numbers.] [SHOPPER - opts for cash.]
(Chicago: Alex Perez) The backlash against UPS for being late with promised Christmas deliveries examined; details given about the last-minute surge in orders that created a backlog. [Shopper Maquita BURNS- says she got a runaround.] [Voice of Senator Richard BLUMENTHAL- asks UPS and FedEx for refunds.]
(White House: Jeff Zeleny) The impact of Congress failing to renew long-term unemployment insurance benefits examined; statistics cited. [Unemployed Cathy BISCOTTI- wonders what to do.] [President OBAMA, Senator Rand PAUL - offer views on unemployment benefits.]
(New York: Ron Claiborne) The announcement from A&E that the reality show "Duck Dynasty" will return to production with star Phil Robertson no longer suspended for his comments on race and homosexuality examined; A&E statement and his remarks to "GQ" quoted.
(Los Angeles: Cecilia Vega) A controversial weight loss program that stitches a patch to the tongue examined; details given about the "tongue patch." [Dieters Lysander LANUZA, Marlene BELTRAN, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nikolas CHUGAY- comment on the quick weight-loss procedure.] [Weight loss expert Rob HUIZENGA- questions rapid weight loss.]
(Studio: David Muir) Further coverage of the story on "20/20" noted.