This program is 28 minutes long
(Yorba Linda: Mark Mullen) The random nature of the wildfires featured; scenes shown from Yorba Linda of adjacent untouched and burned-out houses, the flames in the hills, firefighters, planes, a mobile home community, burning homes. [RESIDENT, SHENAY family - react to being burned out.] [L.A. County coroner's office Ed WINTER- comments on the search for bodies.] The promise from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to rebuild noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Live interview held with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger about the fires. [From Orange, SCHWARZENEGGER - calls it a disastrous situation with a tremendous loss of property; comments on the coordinated effort in California and the resources to fight the fires; states there will be more evacuations.]
(Chicago: Savannah Guthrie) The latest appointments in the transition to power by President-elect Barack Obama featured; details given about the naming of White House counsel Gregory Craig, speculation on Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, Obama's resignation of his Senate seat, his meeting tomorrow with Senator John McCain and his interview on "60 Minutes" with excerpts played. [On Fox, Senator Jon KYL- backs a Hillary appointment.] [Republican strategist Brad BLAKEMAN- says McCain will reach out.] Security concerns about Obama's BlackBerry discussed.
(In the Northwest Passage: Peter Alexander) A trip to the top of the world in the Arctic featured; scenes shown of the frigid waters of the Northwest Passage, which are ice-free; details given about the presence of oil and natural gas here, the danger to polar bears, the loss of the icecap and the Inuit people. [ArcticNet. Inc. Martin FORTIER- comments on the region and the environmental impact.] [Canadian icebreaker Amundsen Capt. Lise MARCHAND- talks about the polar bears.] NASA animation of the melting polar ice cap shown. [Scientist Ian MURDOCK, Canadian Department of natural resources Peter OUTRIDGE- talk about the bottom of the ocean as a frontier.]
(New York: Michelle Franzen) The prediction of declines in holiday travel this year examined. [WOMAN - comments on prices.] [Travelocity editor Genevieve SHAW BROWN- comments on flights and how to save.] [MG global energy analyst John KILDUFF- talks about the overall economy.]
(Florence, New Jersey: Mike Taibbi) The program to provide new homes for veterans wounded in the wars featured; scenes shown from Florence, New Jersey, of former Marine Sgt. Andy Robinson, a paralyzed Iraqi war veteran, moving into his new adapted home; details given about the fund raising that has resulted in 33 homes so far. [ROBINSON - comments on the home for his family.] [December 7, 2004, President BUSH - talks about adapting homes for veterans with special needs.] [Massachusetts construction supervisor John GONSALVES- talks about resources and way to give back.]