This program is 28 minutes long
(Honolulu: Chip Reid) Pauley’s defense of the surveillance program, which contrasts with an earlier ruling by Judge Richard Leon, examined; details given about the ACLU’s lawsuit against the NSA.
(White House: Major Garrett) The concerns of the long-term unemployed about the plan to cut off extended jobless benefits featured; unemployment rates in Illinois and New York cited. [Unemployed Lynn RICHARDS, Paul HALLASY- react.] President Obama’s push for an extension discussed.
(Dallas: Manuel Bojorquez) The frustration of customers who paid for UPS or FedEx delivery by Christmas but did not get their packages on time featured; details given about the rush of online orders and the drop in in-store visits. [Customer Stephen CULLEN- reacts.] [Southern Methodist University Bernard WEINSTEIN- notes retailers overpromised.]
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) Efforts to rescue the research ship Akademik Shokalskiy, which is stuck in the ice in Antarctica, updated; scenes shown of passengers joking about their plight and the Chinese rescue ship Snow Dragon, which was forced to turn back. [Lead researcher Chris TURNEY- comments.] The provisions on the ship discussed.
(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The death of Mohammed Chatah, a government minister, and others in a car bombing in Beirut, Lebanon reviewed; scenes shown from the site; details given about his calls for moderation and tolerance and the blaming of Hizballah. [In 2011, CHATAH – says Lebanon has an interest in maintaining a liberal democracy.] The potential fallout from this attack discussed.
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) Problems with state-run health care websites featured; map shown; details given about the decision in Massachusetts to stop paying contractor CGI; CGI statement quoted. [Massachusetts resident Hillary O’BRIEN, health care navigator Ken MOORE- comment.] [Massachusetts Health Connector executive director Jean YANG- says the system is not performing very well.]
(St. Petersburg, Florida: Steve Hartman) The story of Florida social worker Connie Going, who adopted Taylor Diaz after a decade of trying to place him with a family, presented; details given about how Taylor was returned by 2 families due to his anger issues. [GOING – says every child is adoptable; comments on how Taylor was blaming himself.] [DIAZ – says Connie knows his worst side and still loves him.]