This program is 30 minutes long
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: Susan Candiotti) The court appearance of Richard Reid, who tried to light explosives hidden in his shoe during a flight from Paris to Miami, featured; details given of Reid’s background; courtroom sketches by Connie Pratt shown. [US Attorney Michael SULLIVAN†- says Reid's sneakers contained functional explosive devices.] [Counterterrorism analyst Larry JOHNSON†- says Reid's sneaker bombs could have blown Reid's leg off and possibly kill other passengers; calls Reid an “idiot.”]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The FAA’s order for random checks of passengers’ shoes and flights delays in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a bullet was found near an airport gate reported.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Christmas Eve around the world featured; scenes shown of the empty chair for Palestinian Authority leader Yasir Arafat, who was denied permission to travel to Bethlehem for Christmas Mass, of Pope John Paul II saying the midnigt Mass at St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican and of US troops in Afghanistan; photo shown of President Bush phoning servicemen overseas. [In Afghanistan, four MARINES - send Christmas wishes to their families.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Interview with Vice President Dick Cheney's wife Lynne Cheney† presented. [CHENEY - talks about the progress President Bush’s administration has made; comments on Dick Cheney’s health; talks about Cheney's role in the Gulf War; mentions Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s leadership; recounts the events of September 11; says she is not thinking about the 2004 presidential election; talks about her work on a children's book about American History.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) A tour of the Vice Presidential residence in Washington, DC, with Vice President Dick Cheney's wife Lynne Cheney† presented. [CHENEY†- talks about the history of the house, which is operated by the US Navy; explains the Christmas tree decorations; describes various works of art; comments on security; says she is more concerned for children than for herself or her husband; describes dinner parties at the mansion.]