This program is 29 minutes long
(Fort Lee, New Jersey: Elaine Quijano) Evidence showing that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s aide Bridget Anne Kelly is responsible for a 4-day traffic gridlock on the George Washington Bridge as political revenge against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich examined; e-mails between Kelly & Port Authority official David Wildstein and between Sokolich & Port Authority official Bill Baroni, and a statement from Christie quoted. [December 13, CHRISTIE – says his staff said they had no knowledge about it.] [SOKOLICH – says he was punished because he didn’t support the governor in his re-election bid.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Christie’s political career reviewed.
(Washington: John Dickerson) The impact of this scandal on Christie’s presidential ambitions featured.
(Minneapolis: Liz Collin) The impact of the deep freeze reviewed; scenes shown from Minneapolis; details given about the hazards for cars and the dangers of frostbite. [Mechanic Jason JUNGHANS, WOMAN - comment.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The deep snow in Buffalo, New York and remarks from resident Deborah Nasca noted.
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The cost of the cold weather examined; details given about closings & cancellations, lost productivity & lost wages, and increased business for auto repair shops and hardware stores. [Store manager Alison ANDERSON- comments on the burst pipes.] [Hotel Burnham’s Nabil MOUBAYED- comments on cancelled reservations.] [Planalytics Kristin DRAKE- estimates a 5 billion dollar impact.] [Ace Hardware’s Jeremy MELNICK- says things were flying out the door pretty fast.]
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) Ongoing fighting between Democrats & Republicans over what to do about poverty examined; details given about Republican efforts to create a poverty task force and the call from Democrats to extend long-term unemployment benefits. [Representative Jim JORDAN- says it’s not working.] [Senator Marco RUBIO – calls for turning over federal programs to the states.] [Representative Jim McGOVERN- speaks of a new war on poor people.]
(Baghdad: Elizabeth Palmer) The conditions & mood in Baghdad reviewed; photos shown.
(Denver: Manuel Bojorquez) The success of legal marijuana sales in Colorado examined; scenes shown of the line outside Evergreen Apothecary in Denver; details given about the increase in price due to the high demand. [Apothecary owner Tim CULLEN- says he can’t hire people fast enough.] [Florida man Raymond CAPPABIANCO- comments.] [Denver councilman Charlie BROWN- says he was fearful of cannabis chaos.]
(Grethel, Kentucky: Don Dahler) A visit with Eula Hall, who began working for change in her community in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky in 1964, featured; footage shown of Johnson visiting the region and of Hall with Senator Edward Kennedy; scenes shown of the Eula Hall Health Center. [HALL – recalls the harsh conditions of her childhood; says we’ve won a lot of battles in the war on poverty.]