This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) The fire disaster zone featured; scenes shown of the houses and apartment complexes burning, burned-out buildings next to untouched one. [Yorba Linda resident Joelene MERRIAM- laments their losses.] [Resident Janie McCOY- comments.] [NASA climatologist William PATZERT- talks about the Santa Ana days.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Sylmar, California: Lisa Fletcher) The aftermath of the fire at a trailer complex in Sylmar featured; scenes shown of the rubble and people returning. [Residents Dorene EMERSON, Jordan WALKER, Anthony TRAYHAN, Betty HICKMAN - comment.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The Santa Ana winds mentioned.
(Chicago: Jake Tapper) President-elect Barack Obama's meeting with former adversary Senator John McCain today and the prospects of Senator Hillary Clinton becoming Secretary of State featured; scenes shown of Obama and McCain in Chicago; details given of the topics they discussed. [OBAMA - says we can do some work together.] [Former Clinton administration special counsel Lanny DAVIS- comments on Obama and Clinton.] [Yesterday on YouTube from Kuwait, former President Bill CLINTON - says Hillary would be really great.] The problems with the web of Bill Clinton's relationships being a conflict of interest noted. [OBAMA - speaks about Hillary.]
(New York: David Muir) The layoffs at Citi examined; statistics cited; details given about the job hunts in the financial sector. [Fox-Pitt Kelton banking analyst David TRONE- comments on those laid off taking lower-paying jobs.] [Dice Holdings chairman/CEO Scot MELLAND- comments on the jobs.] [In New Jersey, job seeker Michael RAYNOR- talks about his qualities.] The announcement by UBS and Goldman Sachs that executives will not receive bonuses this year noted.
(Chicago: Chris Bury) The bankruptcy option for the auto industry examined; details given about what bankruptcy could mean for GM contracts and about possibly dropping some brands. [GM CEO Rick WAGONER, Senator Carl LEVIN, Governor Jennifer GRANHOLM - speak about the auto industry.] [NYU school of law professor Michael LEVINE- says bankruptcy means reorganization and a GM down the road that could support itself.] [Automotive journalist Paul INGRASSIA- suggests focusing on the successful brands.]
(Najaf: Terry McCarthy) The success story in the southern city of Najaf featured; scenes shown from across this safe city filled with pilgrims where religion preaches peace; details given about the security and the local economy.
(Olathe, Kansas: Erin Hayes) The role in the schools of Watchdog Dads, who take a day off work and spend it at their local schools, featured; scenes shown from Olathe, Kansas. [Watchdog Dad Jim MOORE, Countryside Elementary School principal Amy HERCULES, teacher Bethany GOOD, dad Brandon SHIELDS - talk about the volunteer school program.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Tomorrow's segment on recycling noted.