This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(Washington: John King) A review of the latest developments in the war on terrorism; the arrest in New Delhi, India, of a man carrying explosives and detonators; President Bush’s predictions for a great year in 2002; increased security for New Year's Eve celebrations in New York City; the end of the attempt to clean up the anthrax-contaminated Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, and a health official’s statement that the Brentwood postal facility may not reopen reported. [BUSH - says the country will recover economically; states the country has reassessed its values.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with journalist and author David Halberstam†, "Newsweek" editor Evan Thomas†, and “US News & World Report” David Gergen† about the changes in the world since September 11; Thomas’s “Newsweek” article and Halberstam’s words from “War in a Time of Peace” quoted; President Bush shown addressing Congress on September 20. [In New York, HALBERSTAM – says we realized our vulnerability after September 11; asks if Americans will pay attention to the rest of the world; comments on the frivolity of the media; talks about a comparison of September 11 with the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack.] [THOMAS - says we will be living with this threat for a long time; says the media has been liberated from tabloid coverage.] [In New York, GERGEN - says we are all aware that evil still lurks among us; states Bush found his mission and his moment after September 11; comments on other dangers, including the environment.] [On September 20, BUSH - says justice will be done.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion continued with journalist and author David Halberstam†, "Newsweek" editor Evan Thomas†, and “US News & World Report” David Gergen† about the heroes of September 11; New York fire department video shown. [On September 11, New York Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI†- says New York and the US are stronger than barbaric terrorists.] [THOMAS – says Giuliani emerged as a great leader on September 11; states 2002 will be a test of America’s staying power.] [In New York, GERGEN - says Giuliani became the voice of America and gave us courage in the first hours after the attacks.] [In New York, HALBERSTAM – comments on the other heroes of September 11; describes the sacrifices of the New York firefighters; comments on the toughness of ordinary people during crisis.]
(Washington: John King) The wounding of an American Special Forces soldier in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the search for Mullah Mohammed Omar near Baghran in southern Afghanistan, President Bush's prediction of a great new year, tightened security for the New Year's Eve celebration in New York City, a reduction of the estimated number of people killed at the World Trade Center during the September 11 and the completion of the latest attempt to kill anthrax in the Hart Senate Office Building reported; scenes shown from Times Square in New York City.