This program is 28 minutes long
(Connecticut: Brian Ross) An Al Qaeda plot out of Yemen to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day by suicide bomber Umar Abdulmutallab reviewed; details given of what of known about the composition of the bomb in his underwear, about Abdulmutallab's background as a radical & the warning to the US from Umar's father. [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE- comments on the threat: people who have been radicalized on the Internet.]
(Studio: David Wright) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) New restrictions on air travellers due to this plot examined; details given about the specifics of more screening & onboard rules, about how the suspect tried to detonate the bomb. [Traveller Tom WILLIAMSON- comments.] [Northwest Flight 135 passengers Calvin KAKER, Jasper SHURINGA- describe what happened on the plane.] [Former FBI agent Brad GARRETT, Representative Peter KING - comment on the incident.]
(Studio: David Wright; White House: Jake Tapper) Why the vacationing President Obama was not put out to speak on the terrorism incident, the role of Yemen as a terrorism site & what the US has done in its relationship with Yemen discussed.
(Studio: David Wright) Tomorrow's guests on "This Week" named; photos shown.
(Minneapolis: Eric Horng) The big Christmas snowstorm reviewed; scenes shown of snow in Minnesota; details given about the average airport delays. [Lupient Buick Pontiac GMC manager Evan CHURCH- says he digs out the cars.] [Two PEOPLE, AccuWeather meteorologist Katie FEHLINGER- react.]
(Legazpi, Philippines: Margaret Conley) The threat in the Philippines from an active volcano featured; scenes shown from evacuation centers. [Mayon Volcano Observatory resident volcanologist Eduardo LAGUERTA- comments on the volcano threat.] [SOLDIER - calls for vacating.]
(Paramus, New Jersey: Jeremy Hubbard) The hunt for shopping bargains the day after Christmas featured; scenes shown from a New Jersey mall where the mood is "discount detox" with fewer bargains, but with gift cards. [Three SHOPPERS - comment.] [NPD Group analyst Marshall COHEN- cites retailers' discounts.]
(New York: Stephanie Sy) The arrest in Delaware of pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley on child abuse charges featured; scenes shown of the physician in handcuffs; details given about video evidence. [Delaware attorney general Beau BIDEN- says he was a person of trust.] [Bradley's defense attorney Gene MAURER, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael WELNER- comment on the case.]
(New York: David Muir) The mission by model Petra Nemcova, who survived the tsunami in Thailand, to help featured; photos of the model with the children shown; details given about her Happy Hearts Fund to build schools after natural disasters. [NEMCOVA - says she is working to better the life of the children; explains what she does with the schools.]