This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: John McKenzie) The shortage of vaccine & flu information examined- e-mail from the Arizona department of health services quoted. [CDC's Dr, Anne SCHUCHAT- says we cannot meet vaccine projections.] [University of Pennsylvania medical center Dr. Marjorie BOWMAN, New York physician Dr. Len HOROWITZ- say we don't know....]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Boston: Richard Besser) The information shortage on when vaccine will be available in each state, what doctors need to do, the public relations problems for the federal government, how the CDC overpromised on vaccine availability & what one can do to prevent spreading the flu discussed.
(Ft. Collins, Colorado: Ryan Owens) The questions about the mystery balloon flight from the Heene family home in Colorado examined; scenes shown of the family on "Wife Swap"; details given about the public's belief it was a hoax [Larimer County Sheriff Jim ALDERMAN- says we believe now it was a real event.] 911 phone call from father Richard Heene played.
(State College, Pennsylvania: Stephanie SY) Early stormy, winter weather in the Northeast featured; scenes shown of snow in central Pennsylvania, broken trees, the homecoming parade floats at Penn State. [Homeowner Jason WHITNEY- talks about the snow on the tree branches.] [Penn State STUDENT, AccuWeather meteorologist Jim KOSEK- comment on the snowstorm.
(White House: Jake Tapper) The impact the U.N. report on fraud in the August presidential elections in Afghanistan could have for the US examined; details given of the need for President Hamid Karzai to establish credibility before US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal's plan for using more troops could be implemented & of the possibility of a unity government. [President OBAMA - says we need a sense of legitimacy for the Afghan government.] [Former U.N. special representative to Afghanistan Peter GALBRAITH- outlines the lack of options.] [On Tuesday, on "Good Morning America," KARZAI - defends the election.]
(Alexandria, Virginia: Lisa Stark) Higher holiday air fares examined; examples of ticket prices cited. [FareCompare.com's Rick SEANEY, Travelocity.com's Genevieve Shaw BROWN, MacNair Travel Management's Michael MacNAIR- give flyers advice about reservations, fares & fees.]
(New York: Martin Bashir) The story of brain injuries in football presented; scenes shown of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, who behaved in an erratic manner after retirement & died young; details given about what the NFL is doing about brain injuries. [Son Garrett WEBSTER- talks about his father's mood swings.] [Neuropathologist Dr. Bennet OMALU- talks about Webster's life after football; shows brain slides of abnormal proteins.] [University of Pittsburgh medical center neuropathologist Dr. Joseph MAROON- says the NFL is doing all it can; says concussions happen in football.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Further coverage of the story on "Nightline" noted.