This program is 28 minutes long
(Clear Lake, Iowa: Lee Cowan) The surge by former Governor Mike Huckabee in these final weeks before the Iowa caucuses featured; scenes shown of him campaigning and playing guitar; findings of an ABC News/"Washington Post" poll cited; details given about the support from conservatives, criticism of his record as governor and endorsements from wrestler Ric Flair and actor Chuck Norris; ad shown. [HUCKABEE – says the campaign is on fire; comments on his taste in music and his personality.] [Political consultant Thom SERAFIN- says he’s in the race.] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD- warns the negative info could pour out.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) Huckabee’s popularity and the Democratic race discussed.
(Kalika Bari, Bangladesh: Ian Williams) Food shortages in Bangladesh following the devastating cyclone featured; scenes shown of survivors waiting for food aid, a devastated village, children doing schoolwork in the wreckage, a fisherman’s scars. [MAN – says everybody needs help.] [VILLAGER – explains the cyclone warning did not reach many.]
(London: Stephanie Gosk) The influx of shoppers from Britain and Europe to take advantage of the dollar’s low value featured; the dollar value vs. the euro and the pound and prices in London vs. New York compared. [At Harrods in London, 2 American SHOPPERS – react to the high prices.] [In the US, several European SHOPPERS – comment on the bargains.]
(Minneapolis: Mike Taibbi) The problems for renters when landlords can’t pay the mortgage on their property featured; statistics cited. [Renters Latonya BRAY, Brian HOLDEN, Holden’s WIFE – comment.] [Catholic Charities Father John ESTREM- comments on rental families made homeless by the mortgage crisis.] [Minneapolis City Council president Barbara JOHNSON- comments on the foreclosures.] [Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Judith LIBEN- says in most states foreclosure terminates the tenancy.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Evidence that church leaders knew that prominent members were abusing children examined; details given about the accusations against Frederick McClean, James Henderson and Alvin Heard. [Deputy US Marshal Thomas MARANDA- states McClean’s participation in the church gave him access to his victims.] [Former church insider Barbara ANDERSON- says the policies and procedures protect pedophiles.]
(Atlanta: Tom Costello) A behind-the-scenes look at the Delta Airlines ramp tower at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport presented. [Delta field director Bryan REITER- notes time is the biggest challenge.] [MAN – says we have to get this plane on its way so the next arrival has a gate to park at.] [Delta Operations Center director Gary EDWARDS- says it’s a lot of work but that’s what we’re here for.] [Airline travel consultant Terry TRIPPLER- notes airlines will be focused on passengers this Thanksgiving weekend.]