This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Joie Chen) The surge for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee with support from social conservatives featured; poll figures cited. [HUCKABEE - comments on not peaking.] [On "Face the Nation," Senator John McCAIN - comments on the race and a scenario.] Mitt Romney's speech this week on his religion previewed.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.
(Des Moines: Jim Axelrod) The importance of women voters in the race in Iowa between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama featured; clip shown from the you go girl Website; details given of the challenges for a woman running in Iowa. [Iowa Democratic voter Nancy BOBO, Iowa State University Dianne BYSTROM, voters WOMAN, Julie BROWN- comment on the Iowa campaign and Clinton.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Live discussion held with politico.com political reporter Jonathan Martin about the 2008 race. [MARTIN - assesses Huckabee's "remarkable" success in Iowa and the importance of the Iowa race for former Senator John Edwards and Obama; says Romney has the been organization in Iowa while all three Democrats have strong campaigns there.]
(Boston: Bianca Solorzano) The winter storm warning in the Northeast reviewed; scenes shown of snow in New York City, Buffalo, Pennsylvania, the Purdue University ice hockey team van that overturned, Minnesota, Iowa and Chicago's airport. [Three MEN; in Chicago, air traveller Douglas FOX - react to the snow.]
(Caracas: Kelly Cobiella) The referendum in Venezuela on whether President Hugo Chavez can be leader for life to remake the nation featured; scenes shown from Caracas of people in line to vote. [Voter Veronica MEDINA- explains her vote.] [Council on Foreign Relations Shannon O'NEIL- talks about Venezuelan oil.] The apparently low voter turnout discussed.
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Byron Pitts) Outgoing Charlotte, North Carolina Sheriff Jim Pendergraph, who will start his new job as coordinator of state and local homeland security, profiled; details given about the Mecklenburg County's program to deal with illegal immigrants. [Department of Homeland Security PENDERGRAPH - talks about the partnership with state and local governments; comments on the immigration frustration and the difficulty in resolving the issue.] [Police OFFICIAL, ILLEGAL - talk about his case.] [Charlotte police Danielle WILLIAMS- talks safety and illegals.]
(Harlem: Michelle Miller) The fierce annual international double dutch jump rope contest featured; scenes shown of kids jumping rope in Harlem's Apollo Theater in New York City. [American, Japanese JUMPERS, FAN - comment.] [National Double Dutch League founder David WALKER - talks about the rhythm of the rope.] Today's victory by the powerhouse Japanese team noted.