This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Mark Phillips) The Mumbai attack reviewed; scenes shown of buildings on fire, security forces and militants, survivors; map shown of attack sites; details given of the claim of responsibility from the Deccan Mujahideen. [Escaped hostage Rakesh PATEL- says they were asking for British or American passports.] [Terrorism expert Sebastian GORKA- says this is not your average terrorist attack.] NOTE: technical problem.
(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Live telephone interview held with witness Philip Badge; scenes shown. [From Mumbai, voice of BADGE – describes how he escaped his hotel and what he saw and heard; reacts to what happened.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) The view of US intelligence on this attack featured; details given about possible suspects and similarities and differences from an Al Qaeda attack. The history of terror attacks in India, some tied to the conflict over Kashmir, discussed; footage shown of the 2006 Mumbai train attack.
(Dulles International Airport: Sharyl Attkisson) The decline in Thanksgiving travel due to the poor economy featured; scenes shown from airports in Detroit and Chicago; statistics on air travelers vs. car travelers compared. [Several TRAVELLERS, FAA Tony TISDALL- comment.]
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) President-elect Barack Obama's focus on the economy featured; details given of his selection of Paul Volcker to lead an advisory panel; scenes shown of Obama visiting a Chicago school and handing out Thanksgiving meals with his family. [OBAMA – notes the increase in needy families; responds to criticism about his economic team coming from former administrations.] Obama’s shift to his national security team next week noted.
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The verdict in the landmark cyberbullying case against Lori Drew, who is accused of creating a MySpace hoax that led to the suicide of teen Megan Meier, featured; courtroom sketches by Bill Robles shown. [US attorney Thomas O’BRIEN- notes the unprecedented nature of the case.] [Legal analyst Andrew COHEN- explains the verdict.] [Victim’s mother Tina MEIER- reacts.]
(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) Rising grocery prices featured; details given of criticism of the ethanol industry for using corn for fuel; prices cited. [Shopper Sarah RANDALL- comments.] [Senator Charles GRASSLEY- notes corn prices have gone back down.] [University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott IRWIN- explains how groceries are priced.] [Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. store manager Bob DiTULLIO- comments on lowering prices at this time of year.] The USDA’s prediction that prices will go up more noted.
(New York: Steve Hartman) A return visit with New York City bike messenger David Leopold presented; scenes shown of Kuralt’s 1985 interview with Leopold and of Leopold today as head of his own messenger service, Cavalry Couriers. [In 1985, LEOPOLD – says he doesn’t stop for red lights or pedestrians.] [Today, LEOPOLD – says it is a dangerous job; talks about his family.] [Voice of KURALT – sums up Leopold’s hazardous style.]