This program is 28 minutes long
(Westfield, New York: David Kerley) The snowfall in the Northeast featured; scenes shown from Westfield, New York, stalled cars that stranded motorists, snow in New York state. [New York state police Capt. Michael NIGRELLI, Greg CUTRONE, stranded bus driver Mark CARTER, bus passengers Sandy WAY, WOMAN - comment on the weather conditions.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson, Betsy Stark) The shrinking sales figures for stores examined & the game of chicken between retailers & shoppers discussed; sales statistics cited.
(Washington: David Wright) The questions for the five Americans being held in Pakistan for terrorism reasons featured; photos shown of the five men from Alexandria, Virginia; details given about the recruitment process via the Internet, of the background of three of the men & the possible charges against them. [Usman ANWAR- says they decided to fight the infidels.] [Islamic Circle of North American Mosque Mustafa ABU MARYAM- talks about these kids.] [Aspen Inst. homeland security program Clark ERVIN- says a premium is placed on terrorists already here.]
(Studio: Brian Ross) Reports of the expanding use of contractors in the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan examined; photos shown of two contractors who died in Afghanistan in 2003; details given of the expanded use of Blackwater contractors in paramilitary raids & about a secret 2006 mission using Blackwater operatives. [George Washington University law school professor Jonathan TURLEY- says the CIA does not have authority to use privately employed soldiers in combat; states they are mercenaries.] [Center for Advanced Defense Studies Lt. Col. Tony SHAFFER- says they conducted combat operations.]
(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The huge spending bill examined; details given about some pet earmark projects sponsored by Congressmen Ben Nelson, Jerold Nadler, Tom Harkin, Leonard Boswell, Chuck Grassley, Thad Cochran & Roger Wicker with their projects outlined. [The Heritage Foundation Brian REIDL- says this Congress is on a spending spree.] [Senator John McCAIN - speaks against the earmarks.]
(Hollywood: Brian Rooney) The 3-D movie James Cameron's "Avatar" previewed; film clips shown; details given about how the film was made to incorporate special effects. [CAMERON - promotes 3-D.] [Lead actress Zoe SALDANA- speaks about the adventure.]