This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Randi Kaye) The questions about how Umar Abdulmutallab was able to get on a plane in Amsterdam examined; map of the plane's route shown; details given about how his father warned the US embassy in Nigeria about his son's behavior & about Umar's background. [Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO - says we are asking why he was not flagged & why his visa was not revoked.] [Suspect's childhood friend Mokedi EFEMENA- comments.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeanne Meserve & Peter Bergen & Intel Center CEO Ben Venske about the background to the plot. [BERGEN - comments on a failed suicide attack by Al Qaeda in Yemen using PETN that was a dry run for the Detroit attack.] [VENSKE - says a regional arm of Al Qaeda has demonstrated a near-successful attack.] [MESERVE - comments on the investigation of the role of this Al Qaeda group with the bomber.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with passengers Kurt & Lori Haskell & Rochelle Keepman, who was onboard with adopted siblings from Ethiopia, about what happened on the plane; photos from the plane shown. [K. HASKELL - recounts why two men caught his eye before boarding the flight.] [L. HASKELL - comments on initial contacts in the investigation; describes the fire inside the plane.] [KEEPMAN - describes how lax was the security in Amsterdam; notes a man on the plane had a camcorder & filmed what happened.]
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The response of President Obama to the terror threat in the sky over Detroit featured. [OBAMA - says we will defeat the violent extremists who threaten us; recounts security measures being taken.] [Democratic analyst Jamal SIMMONS, Representative Peter KING - suggest Obama speak sooner.] [On "State of the Union," Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO - offers an explanation.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The detention in North Korea of an American, Robert Park, who is a Korean missionary; the anti-government demonstrations in Iran; a scare at Obama's vacation compound; a report on holiday retail sales & a report that AT&T iPhones are unavailable in New York reported; video from Iran shown. [President OBAMA - condemns the violence against Iranian citizens.]
(England: Nic Robertson) The capabilities of the bomb carried onto the plane by Umar Abdulmutallab on Christmas day featured; scenes shown from England of the test explosion of a small PETN bomb & from a lab. [Explosives expert Sydney ALFORD- comments on the explosive material; speculates about the bomb material the man carried.] How it is hard to obtain the materials for a PETN bomb discussed.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The increased international airport security & the need for better detection technology reviewed; details given about the one-hour rule etc. & about the privacy issue. [The Independent Inst. Charles PENA- says new security measures will add time at the airports & we are already searched without a warrant.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) An apartment fire in Mississippi; a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan; how Charlie Sheen's wife panicked when he threatened her; the demolition of a bridge over Lake Champlain & the announcement from supermodel Tyra Banks she will end her talk show reported; 911 call from Sheen's wife Brooke Mueller played.