This program is 28 minutes long
(LaGuardia Airport, New York: Bianca Solarzano) Thanksgiving holiday travel previewed; scenes shown from the airport; statistics cited; details given about the meltdown in 2007 that has led to President Bush announcing military air space will be made available this week and led airlines to offer changes. [TRAVELLER, airline consumer advocate Terry TRIPPLER, American Airlines Rosemary LOVEJOY, Air Transport Assn. CEO Jim MAY- comment on aspects of air travel.] What travellers can do to help themselves discussed.
(Studio: Randall Pinkston) Holiday shopping featured; scenes shown from New York City's Bloomingdale's; statistics on holiday sales past and expected cited. [Tourist Helen MARTIN, SHOPPER, Wal-Mart shopper Carrie RAMBO, Platt Retail Inst. Steven PLATT, Dallas shopper Brandon BRADSHAW- talk about aspects of spending, sales and the economy.]
(Islamabad: Sheila MacVicar) The standoff in Pakistan between the US and President Pervez Musharraf following a visit by a key US diplomat examined; details given about the state of emergency; scenes shown from the Swat Valley where the Pakistani army is carrying out a major offensive. [US deputy Secretary of State John NEGROPONTE- comments on the dialogue with Pakistan.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) "New York Times" story on the US secret program to secure Pakistan's nuclear weapons noted and quoted. [In interview from Washington, Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON - outlines the dangers we face with Pakistan's nuclear weapons being unsecured or the country gradually disintegrating; states Pakistan would have to want us there to help with the weapons.]
(Chicago: Harold Dow) The story of a teenage girl from Ghana, Princess Awortwi, who is having eye surgery in Chicago via Our Children International, presented; scenes shown of the volunteer doctors in Ghana and from the Chicago hospital. [Eye surgeon Dr. Osvaldo LOPEZ- explains why Princess could not have her cornea surgery in Ghana.] [AWORTWI - comments on her coming surgery.] [Our Children International president Sue VALLESE- explains the difference a donated ultrasound machine will make for Ghana.]
(New York: Jeff Glor) A nationwide school program for special needs kids featured; scenes shown of the Destiny All Stars cheerleading team on which all kids have disabilities. [Mother Laura THOMAS - talks about how the program brought out her daughter.] [Cheerleader Chloe THOMAS, Claire's mother Paula KEARNEY, coach Karen MASON- comment on the kids and the program.]