This program is 29 minutes long
(Atlanta: Gabe Gutierrez) The cold & snow across the country reviewed; scenes shown of conditions in Oregon & Wisconsin & Denver, a water main break in Oklahoma, a deadly crash in Mississippi; record low temperatures cited. [GIRL, Atlanta firewood seller Lee GOURLEY- comment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(The Weather Center: Janice Huff) The weather forecast presented; maps shown.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Studies on problems with the management of the nation's nuclear arsenal examined; details given about the deterioration of the system after the Cold War, including lack of leadership and cheating scandals. [Secretary of Defense Chuck HAGEL – warns about our security.]
(San Pedro, California: Hallie Jackson) The congestion at ports on the West Coast due to labor problems featured; scenes shown of 13 ships waiting to get into the port of Los Angeles; details given about the conflict between management and the Longshoreman’s union. [In Tacoma, Christmas tree seller Gary SNYDER, The Art of Caramel founder Rob FELDMAN- note the impact on their businesses.] [International Longshore & Warehouse Union 13 Bobby OLVERA- says there is no slowdown.] [International economist Jock O'CONNELL- says he would hate to be the manager of a factory who has to send their workforce home during the holiday season.]
(Urfa, Turkey: Richard Engel) The US campaign of air strikes against ISIS examined; scenes shown of explosions; figures on strikes, cost & attacks cited. [Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Center Matthew HENSMAN- says ISIS attacks have been increasing.] [US Navy press secretary R/Adm. John KIRBY- says air strikes alone are not gonna fix this.] [Former Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Mike BARBERA- says you’re not going to destroy ISIS with the level of commitment we have now.]
(Studio: Rehema Ellis) The death of 18-year-old West Virginia University fraternity pledge Nolan Burch reviewed; scenes shown of a candlelight vigil and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity House; Burch’s last Tweet quoted; details given about recent deaths of pledges from Greek organizations nationwide, including Tucker Hipps, Armando Villa and Michael Deng. [West Virginia University Dean of Students Corey FARRIS- comments.] [Student Government Assn. Greek Life Director Tori MONEYHUN, University of Maine College of Education & Human Development Elizabeth ALLAN- talk about changing the culture.]
(Highland, Indiana: Ron Mott) Barber Jerome Williams, who gives opportunities to barbers who need clientele and teaches them about business ownership, featured; scenes shown of his J’s Barber Shops in northern Indiana. [Barbers Pennee TIBIN, Ivan DUNCAN - comment.] [WILLIAMS – explains why it’s important for him to help barbers become owners.]