This program is 28 minutes long
(Chicago: Chris Bury) The cold snap that is spreading from the Midwest to the East featured; scenes shown of snow, a Minneapolis hospital, a derailed train, crowded rush hour and the Penobscot River. [Trucker Ryan NELSON, farmer John DANIELSON, Hennepin County Medical Center Dr. Doug BRUNETTE, weather editor Sam CHAMPION- react to the cold.]
(Seattle: Neal Karlinsky) The reaction in the tech world to the announcement by Apple CEO Steve Jobs that he is taking a leave of absence featured; Jobs' statement about his health quoted; details given about the history of Apple and the speculation about his health. ["Forbes" magazine editor Matthew MILLER- calls this s major blow to Apple.] [In 2005, JOBS - speaks about being dead soon.]
(Studio: David Muir) The announcement by Citigroup that it will sell off component parts due to deep financial trouble despite two financial rescues examined; details given about what banks are doing/not doing. [Egan-Jones Rating Co. analyst Sean EGAN†- says taxpayers should be infuriated: that there is something wrong with the regulatory system in the economy; states the failure of Citicorp would be catastrophic.] The components being spun off or sold listed. [Fox-Pitt Kellon analyst David TRONE†- assesses the sell-off.]
(Studio: Brian Ross) A audiotape message to President-elect Barack Obama from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden examined; details given about the challenge to Obama, the US economic crisis and a call for a jihad against Israel. [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE- says bin Laden wants to remind us he is out there.] [OBAMA - speaks about Al Qaeda.]
(Elkhart, Indiana: Bill Weir) How to fix the loss of jobs examined; scenes shown from Elkhart, where the RV plant closed in September; details given about the plans of President-elect Barack Obama's administration to make over the entire economy. [Unemployed volunteers Ed NEUFELDT, Chris JORDAN- comment.] [Former Labor Secretary Robert REICH- talks about green jobs.] [Mesirow Financial economist Diane SWONK, Columbia University economist professor Joseph STIGLITZ, Ivy Tech retraining student Annette SILVER, Sunrise Solar president Bill KEITH- comment on jobs.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Further coverage of the series noted.
(New York: John Berman) Obama's mother-in-law Marion Robinson, who is moving into the White House, featured; details given about the role of mothers-in-law with young families. [On "60 Minutes," OBAMA  - says he does not tell his mother-in-law what to do.] [Generations United director Donna BUTTS- says Mrs. Robinson will provide stability for the children.] [Michelle OBAMA - talks about her mother.]