This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Anne Thompson) The brazen attack on two New York City police officers, who were shot to death by a man who then committed suicide in the subway, reviewed; scenes shown from Brooklyn & of protests following the grand jury decision not to indict in the choking death of Eric Garner. [Councilman Robert CORNEGY%- reacts to what happened.]
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) The prior shooting in Baltimore by the suspect noted.
(Honolulu: Kristen Welker) The war of words between the White House North Korea over the computer hack attack on Sony Pictures examined; details given about the new threat from North Korea, who proposed a joint investigation into the attack & a statement from White House spokesman Mark Stroh@ quoted. [On Friday, President OBAMA - says North Korea engaged in this attack & we cannot have a society in which a dictatorship could impose restrictions.] [Last night, Sony CEO Michael LYNTON - says we cannot determine whether a movie can be placed in theaters; denies we caved.] ["Nuclear Showdown" author Gordon CHANG - says we have to stop the escalation of cyber threats.]
(Havana: Mark Potter) The Cuban view of the new relationship with the US featured; scenes shown of Cuban President Raul Castro with released spies & the adult Elian Gonzalez & from old Havana; details given about the tourist economy. [TOURIST, souvenir seller Felix CABRERA, WOMAN - comment on American tourists.]
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla; Washington: Chuck Todd) How the issues before President Obama of Cuba & North Korea & cyber terrorism are a preview of his last two years in office discussed.
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) Further coverage of the story on "Meet the Press' noted.
(Glendale: Hallie Jackson) Holiday shopping on this "Super Saturday" featured; scenes shown from Glendale, California. [Four SHOPPERS, Shoppertrak Bill MARTIN@, CNBC Courtney REAGAN@- comment on last-minute Christmas shopping.] Sales statistics cited.
(Washington: Pete Williams) A new trend of "ghost" guns made with no traceable record examined; scenes shown from Stockton, California, of a July shootout after a bank robbery; details given about how gun "receivers" are made without serial numbers. [Stockton police Chief Eric JONES@- comments on the weapons.] [ATF Chris SHAEFER@- says we have no leads on the firearms.] [Disguised, former gang MEMBER - says these guns are easy to get.]
(Charlotte: Ron Mott) How three grade school teachers at Ashley Park Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina, helped the kids at Christmas featured; scenes shown of the teachers surprising the kids with presents. [Teacher Tahlia JOLICOEUR@, Meghan BRINKLEY@, several surprised KIDS - comment on Christmas.]