This program is 29 minutes long
(Istanbul: Holly Williams) The fire in a luxury skyscraper hotel in Dubai reviewed; scenes shown of the flames. [Voices of Kenneth FLYNN, Angus VILLER- describe what happened.] The decision to go ahead with the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration discussed; scenes shown of the fireworks and the display at the Burj Khalifa.
(Studio: Elaine Quijano) The discovery of a terror threat in Munich, Germany noted.
(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The New Year’s Eve celebrations in Europe reviewed; scenes shown of fireworks in Moscow and Berlin, France’s defense minister with soldiers on patrol in Paris; details given about the decision to cancel the official party in Brussels after the arrests of terror suspects and the arrest of a suspect in the Paris attacks in Molenbeek; photo shown of Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam. [In Paris, TOURIST – says we’re not really scared.] [Brussels MAN – says it’s backing down to the threat of terrorism.] [Brussels club owner Pablo SACCOMANO- says the people need to gather and bond together.] The arrest of terror suspects in Ankara, Turkey noted.
(Studio: Elaine Quijano) Report introduced.
(New York: Don Dahler) Security precautions in the US reviewed; details given about measures taken for celebrations in New York’s Times Square, Los Angeles, where the Rose Bowl parade and football game will take place, and Las Vegas & Pittsburgh, and about the arrest of Emanuel Lutchman, who was charged of plotting a terror attack in Rochester, New York. [NYPD police commissioner Bill BRATTON, Homeland Security special agent Mark SELBY, Pittsburgh event organizer Janice WILSON- comment.]
(Valley Park, Missouri: David Begnaud) The flooding in Missouri reviewed; scenes shown of the Meramec & Mississippi Rivers, a traffic jam, a house washing away, highways under water; details given about the closing of Interstate 55 and water treatment plants. [Arnold resident John HOUSER, Gene LISTON- comment.] [St. Louis County executive Steve STENGER- says there are about 7 miles under water.] [Arnold police chief Robert SHOCKEY- says we’re going to lose homes.]
(Blakeslee, Pennsylvania: Demarco Morgan) The impact of rising temperatures on businesses that rely on snow examined; scenes shown of snowless ski slopes at Blue Mountain, Camelback Mountain, Spring Mountain & Shawnee Mountain. [Skiers Jacqueline VASQUEZ, Vickie KEROS- react to the ski conditions.] [Jack Frost ski resort general manager Mark DAUBERT- says this is the worst ever.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The violent year in Los Angeles reviewed; scenes shown from the site of a drive-by shooting; statistics on homicides, rapes & aggravated assaults cited. [Resident Iona DIGGS- comments on the increase in serious crime.] [LAPD commander Phillip TINGIRIDES- comments on the resurgence of gang violence.]
(Studio: Michelle Miller) A follow-up look at a group of high school dropouts a year after they graduated from the National Guard’s Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy presented; scenes shown of participants Adjekai Stewart††, Parker Coker††, Edward Tucker†, Crista Hopkins†, Francisco Lazo††, and Angel Kay LeMaster††. [STEWART - comments on finishing high school and starting college.] [COKER - notes he would probably be in Juvenile Hall if not for the program.] [LeMASTER – says Sunburst was an opportunity to have a fresh start.]