This program is 28 minutes long
(Mumbai: Stephanie Gosk) The state of siege in Mumbai with hostages being held in the Oberoi and Taj hotels featured; scenes shown from the streets, Indian commandoes, hostages, the injured, gunfire at a Jewish center; casualty estimates cited; photos of gunmen shown. [Escaped British tourist Alex CHAMBERLAIN- describes his ordeal.] [Indian Prime Minister Manmohan SINGH- condemns the violence.]
(Studio: David Gregory) Live interview held with NBC News military analyst retired Col. Jack Jacobs about the attack. [JACOBS – explains what is known about the terrorists; comments on speculation that Pakistan is involved; responds to concerns about the targeting of Westerners; agrees there was an intelligence failure in India.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The agreement by Iraq's parliament to a security deal for US troops to leave by 2011 featured; scenes shown of US forces celebrating Thanksgiving in Baghdad; details given of the terms of the agreement.
(Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) The US military’s new strategy for defeating the Taliban in Afghanistan examined; scenes shown of a suicide bombing site in Kabul; details given of plans to win over tribal leaders and invest in increasing the size of Afghan forces. [US Maj. John PAINE- comments on living standards in Afghanistan.] [Military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- notes it is not a US war.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) Thanksgiving festivities reviewed; scenes shown of US troops arriving in Dallas, a holiday meal for the homeless in Los Angeles, the Turkey Chase race in Maryland, the crew of the International Space Station, the Macy’s parade in New York City, new babies in Chesterfield, Missouri; photo shown of President Bush phoning overseas troops. [Soldier’s daughter “McKENZIE” – reacts to seeing her dad.] [Parade WATCHER – comments.]
(Peoria, Illinois: Janet Shamlian) The economic boom in Peoria, Illinois, despite the downturn in the general economy featured. [Excel Foundry and Machine CEO Doug PARSONS- says you constantly need to be reinventing yourself.] [The Heartland Partnership CEO Jim McCONOUGHEY- explains the growth in manufacturing.] [Foremost Industrial Technologies Jeff BAHNSEN- says we’re looking for people.] [New hire T.J. JONES – comments on his job security.]
(Orlando, Florida: Mark Potter) The growing number of homeless children in this economy featured; scenes shown from an Orlando shelter. [Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida CEO Brent TROTTER- says these kids are in crisis.] [Father Anthony CLEMMONS- worries about his son.] [Mother Maria DOOSIN- states it is traumatizing for her daughter.] [Brothers Charles and Ty MELLS- say they want to help their parents feel happy and they are scared.]