This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The indictment of baseball player Barry Bonds, who is charged with lying about steroid use, featured; scenes shown of his record-breaking 756th home run. [Earlier, BONDS – says his record is not tainted.] [NBCSports.com Alan ABRAHAMSON- questions the timing of the indictment.] [In earlier interview, BONDS – denies using performance enhancing drugs.]
(Reagan National Airport: Tom Costello) President Bush’s plan to relieve air traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday reviewed; details given about his order to open military air space for commercial use and his other proposals; map shown. [PASSENGER – describes being stuck inside a delayed plane.] [BUSH – comments on the failures of the aviation system.] [Travelocity editor at large Amy ZIFF- says we have to address this antiquated air traffic system.] [In Denver, 2 PASSENGERS – comment.] [Representative Leonard BOSWELL- admonishes airline and airport executives.] The JetBlue meltdown earlier this year recalled. [JetBlue CEO David BARGER- says this will not happen again.] The impact of the weather on flight times discussed.
(O’Hare International Airport: Kevin Tibbles) The close call for 2 commuter jets that almost collided in midair over Fort Wayne, Indiana, reviewed; animation shown; details given about the collision avoidance alert. [Midwest Airlines Carol SKORNICKA- states the pilots did what they were trained to do.] [National Air Traffic Controllers Assn. Jeffrey RICHARDS- notes the impact of fatigue.]
(Northern India: Ian Williams) The impact of the cyclone reviewed; scenes shown of the waves, wind and rain, evacuees. [Voice of Bangladesh Disaster Management Bureau Mohammed Abu SADIQUE- says thousands of houses were washed out.] [NBC weatherplus.com meteorologist Bill KARINS- says it’s a nightmare scenario.]
(New York: Carl Quintanilla) The holiday shopping season with retailers offering discounts earlier than ever previewed; details given about the impact of the unusually warm weather, high gas prices and the housing crunch. [Shopper Adrienne PLASS- comments.] [Bear Stearns analyst Christine AUGUSTINE- predicts there will be terrific bargains on clothes.] [Best Buy Andre SAM- says every week we have a special sale.]
(Chicago: Lee Cowan) "Time" magazine’s study of the average American reviewed; statistics on sleeping, eating, commuting, working, food and alcohol and exercise cited. [“Time” managing editor Richard STENGEL- states the study says we’re unique.] [COMMUTER, FIREFIGHTER
(Denver: Janet Shamlian) The Colorado Suns, a special needs cheerleading squad for children with disabilities, featured; scenes shown. [10-year-old Olivia URBALEJO- says the payoff is great.] [Mother Karry URBALEJO- comments.] [Children’s Hospital Boston Allen CROCKER- says it’s a wonderful exercise for them.]