This program is 29 minutes long
(Times Square: Eva Pilgrim) The high security in New York City for New Year's Eve featured; scenes shown of police, FBI, the command center, blocking vehicles. [Joint terrorism task force of New York Carlos FERNANDEZ, NYPD Chief Carlos GOMEZ- comment on security.]
(White House: Mary Bruce) The view that Russian hackers may have breached a US power company in Vermont featured; scenes shown of Russian diplomats readying to leave after sanctions for interfering in the US elections; Tweet from President-elect Donald Trump praising Russian President Vladimir Putin quoted. [Representative Adam KINZINGER- questions praising Putin.] [Incoming White House press secretary Sean SPICER - questions expelling 35 diplomats: is it political retribution.]
(Studio: Cecilia Vega) Tomorrow's "This Week" interview with Spicer previewed.
(New York: Marci Gonzalez) The murder by Jason Robison of a rookie Pennsylvania police officer, Landon Weaver, during a domestic call reviewed; statistics on fatal shootings of police officers in 2016 cited. [Pennsylvania state police Capt. David CAIN- comments.] [Former Dallas police chief David BROWN- cites the dangers of the domestic violence call.]
(Buena Park, California: Phillip Mena) The trapping of park-goers in Knotts Berry Farm, California, for 8 hours on an amusement ride that got stuck featured; scenes shown of rescue by rope.
(Studio: Cecilia Vega; Times Square: Rob Marciano) The weather forecast for New Year's Eve & beyond discussed; scenes shown from Times Square.
(Dallas: Adrienne Bankert) The story of a man, Wally Foxmore, stranded in the snow in the mountains of Washington state featured; scenes shown. [FOXMORE - describes what happened to him.]
(Studio: Ron Claiborne) New laws going into effect in 2017 introduced: marijuana laws; a California law for charter bus drivers; new California gun laws; an Illinois law training cosmetologists to recognize domestic violence; minimum wage laws; Illinois catfish hunting laws.
(Washington airport: Gloria Riviera) An incident in which a Canadian pilot appeared drunk on his plane presented; drunk pilot statistics cited. [Calgary police Sgt. Paul STACEY- comments.] [Retired pilot Col. Stephen GANYARD- says this is accident prevention at airports.]
(No location given: John Donvan) The ball-dropping ritual in New York City's Times Square featured; scenes shown of the globe changing over the years. [Countdown Entertainment President Jeffrey STRAUS- talks about the confetti with wishes.]