This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Reena Ninan) The possible terrorist plot in Britain to attack the English Channel tunnel during peak holiday traffic reviewed; map and scenes from the Eurostar station shown. [Counter-terrorism expert Brig. Gen. Russell HOWARD- comments.]
(Fox Weather Center: Rick Reichmuth) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The problems at airports across the nation due to the heavy traffic in Colorado and the efforts to clear the backlog of travelers at Britain’s Heathrow Airport noted; scenes shown from Washington and London.
(Bethlehem: Anita McNaught) Christmas in Bethlehem featured; scenes shown of the Midnight Mass service at the Church of the Nativity; details given on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s plans to meet again with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss a Middle East peace deal.
(McLean, Virginia: Rudi Bakhtiar) Last-minute holiday shopping at a mall in McLean, Virginia, featured; scenes shown of shoppers. [4 SHOPPERS- comment.]
(Los Angeles: Adam Housley) The late holiday surge in Christmas toy donations to charities featured; statistics cited; scenes shown from a warehouse in Los Angeles, California. [Orange County Fire Authority Lynnette ROUND, His Help Outreach Michael FITUS- comment.]
(Vatican City: Greg Burke) Pope Benedict XVI’s Midnight Mass service at St. Peter’s Square featured; live scenes shown; details given on the Pope’s Christmas message.
(Washington: Malini Bawa) Senator John Kerry’s editorial in “The Washington Post” newspaper, critical of President Bush’s strategy in Iraq, examined; Kerry’s op-ed piece quoted on screen; details given on Bush’s plans to form a new strategy and Kerry’s urge for dialogue with Syria. [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM- says a surge of troops is necessary.]
(Concord, New Hampshire: Molly Line) New Hampshire’s plans to offer a free HPV vaccine in an attempt to prevent cervical cancer in young women featured; death statistics cited; details given on the religious community’s response. [Public Health Director Mary Ann COONEY, Catholic League Kiera McCAFFREY- give their opinions.]
(Atlanta: Jonathan Serrie) The controversy surrounding outgoing-Representative Cynthia McKinney in Georgia examined; details given on the resolution to remove her name from a major highway in DeKalb County. [2 MEN- comment.] [Representative Len WALKER- talks about her history and their decision to introduce the resolution.] [Former McKinney campaign manager John EVANS, Senator Gloria BUTLER- react to Walker.]
(The North Pole: Alicia Acuna) The tracking of Santa by the NORAD website featured; scenes from the command center and computer animation shown. [SANTA, NORAD Major Stacia REDDISH- comment.]