This program is about 1 hour long
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The search and rescue efforts for the hostages near the Kuwait border reviewed; map shown; details given on the Pentagon’s announcement that 57,000 US soldiers will be send to Iraq next year.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The monetary cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan so far noted.
(New York: Erik Liljegren) The damage assessment in North Carolina featured; scenes shown of destroyed houses and vehicles. [North Carolina Governor Mike EASLEY- comments on the recovery efforts.] The flash flooding in the Northeast noted; scenes shown of people being rescued from an SUV. [MAN - describes what happened.]
(Los Angeles: Adam Housley) The unruly behavior of people waiting in line to buy the new Sony Playstation 3 video game console featured; scenes shown of police outside a Wal-Mart, an excited crowd racing through the street and people purchasing the machines. Sunday’s release of the Nintendo Wii console noted.
(Washington: Catherine Herridge) The recent disruption of airplane terror plots examined; details given on the TSA’s focus on finding liquid explosives; holiday travel security rules outlined on screen. [TSA chief Kip HAWLEY- says despite the recent improvements the threat level is still orange; talks about the increased security.]
(Alexandria, Egypt: Greg Burke) The struggle for Christians in Egypt where they are a religious minority examined; details given on the violence against Christians and the need for a presidential decree to build a church; scenes shown from an Egyptian church and riots. [Alexandrian Christian Caroline BOUDROS- talks about a recent attack on Christians.] [PRIEST – comments.]
(Washington: Major Garrett) The Republicans’ vote to make Representative John Boehner House Minority Leader with Representative Roy Blunt as minority whip reviewed. [BOEHNER- says it’s an honor.] [BLUNT- speaks about what Republicans need to do.] [Representative John SHADEGG- comments about reform.]
(Hanoi, Vietnam: Bret Baier) Bush’s stop in Hanoi, Vietnam, during his Asian tour examined; scenes shown of the marker at Truc Bach Lake where then-Lt-Cdr. John McCain landed after being shot down. [BUSH – speaks about a lesson from the Vietnam War; reacts to passing the McCain marker; says we will succeed in Iraq unless we quit.]
(Washington: James Rosen) The Senate’s approval of a plan to send nuclear fuel and information to India reported; details given on India’s dependence on fossil fuels and the differences between India and Iran. [Indian Ambassador to the US Ronen SEN- talks about importing oil from unstable areas; suggests Iran should be like India.]
(San Francisco: Claudia Cowan) The debate over whether tougher laws should be created to protect kids from internet pornography examined; UC Berkeley study’s findings that 1 percent of websites contain porn cited; scenes shown of various websites; details given on the censorship issue and the Child Online Protection Act. [Common Sense Media CEO Jim STEYER- comments on the ease of kids stumbling onto the wrong website.] [ACLU president Nadine STROSSEN- comments.]
(Fox Weather Center: Rick Reichmuth) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.