This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Hilary Brown) A deadly air attack by Israel against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the territory controlled by Hamas, featured; scenes shown of bodies, damages, vehicles, wounded civilians, ambulances, rescue operations, distraught people and funerals; details given about the Hamas cross-border attacks. [Israeli defense minister Ehud BARAK- criticizes Hamas.]
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Honolulu: Yunji de Nies) The responses of President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama to the events in the Middle East featured; statement from Obama security spokesperson Brooke Anderson quoted. [White House spokesman Gordon JOHNROE- says the US hold Hamas responsible.] [University of Maryland professor Shibley TELHAMI- says Obama cannot put forth an alternative policy.] [During the campaign, several times, OBAMA - backs Israel.]
(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Jake Tapper) The communications between the two administrations about Gaza and Pakistan-India, how Obama is confined in his response and how Obama will deal with accountability about bailout money discussed. [On "This Week," incoming White House spokesman Robert GIBBS- says we are hamstrung at this time about the economy.]
(Chicago: Eric Horng) The extreme weather across the country with rising temperatures and tornadoes reviewed; scenes shown of sandbagging operations in Chicago due to the melting snow, a bus accident in the West, snow and rain in Seattle and Flagstaff, Arizona. [Volunteer Mike SINNER, flood victim Lisa ROMANO, AccuWeather.com Katie FEHLINGER- react to the weather.] Temperature and tornado warning maps shown.
(New York: Jeremy Hubbard) The threat of chain store closings due to the slump in the economy examined; examples cited of businesses closings or cutting back. [Retail industry analyst Howard DAVIDOWITZ- says companies, stores and shopping centers are on the cusp as the consumer is in survival mode.] [Retail analyst Burt FLICKINGER- lists the kinds of stores that will survive.]
(Harriman, Tennessee: Gigi Stone) The cleanup operations in Tennessee after a coal ash spill featured; scenes shown from Harriman of the sludge in a neighborhood; details given of the view of the environmentalists about "clean coal" in light of this accident. [Resident Angie SPURGEON, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Stephen SMITH- comment on the concerns about toxicity.] [American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Joe LUCAS- defends coal as an energy resource.] [October 1, Senator Barack OBAMA - says we can stop global warming.]
(Long Island: David Muir) The housing market examined; scenes shown from the Long Island suburbs. [Homeowner Susan STEMPEL- comments on their home sale efforts; says there are no buyers.] [Lawler Economic and Housing Consulting Thomas LAWLER- talks about the market and why people are not buying.]
(Lancaster, California: Terry McCarthy) The story of a man, Mark Covert, a member of the US Running Streak Assn. who has been running every day since July 3, 1968, presented; scenes shown from Lancaster, California, of Covert running every day. [While running, COVERT - says he ran even with a broken foot.] [Wife Debbie COVERT - reacts.] [US Running Streak Assn. president John STRUMSKY- says it will keep you healthy.]