This program is 28 minutes long
(Malibu: Eric Horng) The resources and tactics used to control the Malibu wildfire featured; scenes shown of the burned-out homes in the idyllic Coral Canyon, helicopters on patrol and evacuees coming back. [Fire victim Katherine STRANGE, CAL fire Chief Tom BARRY, resident Al BROODY- react to the fires.]
(O'Hare Airport, Chicago: Jeremy Hubbard) The better-than-expected holiday travel reviewed; scenes shown from the O'Hare Airport and Greyhound bus station in Chicago; details given about why thing went so right. [AAA's Troy GREEN, TRAVELLER, three bus PASSENGERS - comment on the travel situation.]
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Kate Snow) The big push by the presidential candidates before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries featured; scenes shown from the campaign trail. [Senator Barack OBAMA, Fred THOMPSON, John EDWARDS, two VOTERS, Senator Hillary CLINTON - campaign.] ["Time" magazine Mark HALPERIN- talks about the risks of campaigning during the holidays.] Standings of the Democrats and Republicans in polls in Iowa noted. [University of New Hampshire's Dante SCALA- outlines what former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani needs to do to beat Mitt Romney.]
(Studio: Dan Harris) Tomorrow's "Nightline" story on Obama previewed.
(Washington: Liza Marlantes) Tomorrow's chilly reunion of President Bush and former Vice President Al Gore at the White House at the gathering of Nobel Prize winners previewed; details given about the two men's lives since the 2000 election; "Saturday Night Live" skit shown. [Democratic strategist Donna BRAZILE- speculates about the meeting tomorrow.] [GORE - criticizes Bush about Iraq.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - criticizes Gore.] [ABC's Cokie ROBERTS- recounts what former President George Bush once said about President Bill Clinton.]
(Dallas: Laura Marquez) The story of trauma doctors who work with the Dallas police SWAT team featured; scenes shown from the Dallas trauma center and from a police raid in which the physician is there to handle the wounded; details given about the training for doctors to work at crime sites. [Dallas SWAT team's Dr. Jeffrey METZGER, Dr. Alex EASTMAN- talk about the medical job.]
(Studio: Dan Harris) Further topics in the "Officer Down" series previewed.
(New York: Ron Claiborne) The story of "Reverend Billy," who is crusading as an anti-shopping activist these holidays, featured; scenes shown of Billy and the shoppers on the streets of New York City. [Three SHOPPERS - cite their spending.] ["Reverend BILLY" - says some people saw the light.] [Wachovia Bank Mark VITNER- talks about the "paradox of thrift."]