This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Erica Hill; Washington: Jeanne Meserve) The repeated efforts by the father of bomber Umar Abdulmutallab to communicate to the US his concerns about his son's radicalization, the failure to widely disseminate the information, the response to the CIA about the information & the president's order of a review about the collection of information discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill; Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The facts about US strikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen, about the number of Al Qaeda hardcore operatives in Yemen & the question of why Al Qaeda has been able to gain a stronghold in Yemen discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill; Washington: Peter Bergen) The two strikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen & the private deal between the US & Yemen discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The TSA's extension of security regulations for airplanes noted.
(New York: Randi Kaye) The online posting from Umar Abdulmutallab, the Christmas day bomber, reviewed; Internet excerpts from "Farouk1986" quoted. ["Mind of the Terrorist" author Dr. Jerrold POST- characterize Abdulmutallab & the seductive path of jihad.] [Umar's friends Qasim RAFIQ, Efemena MOKIDI- comment on Umar.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen & former USS Cole commander Kirk Lippold about Abdulmutallab. [BERGEN - talks about the background of terrorists recruited by Al Qaeda; comments on the government of Yemen & the recidivism rate of detainees.] [LIPPOLD- opposes repatriating six detainees to Yemen at this time; states Yemen has not been a trustworthy partner to the US.] Other material: a letter from three senators about the transfer of detainees to Yemen quoted.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) A shocking video from Iran of police running over anti-government protesters; a recall of Tylenol caplets; a study finding that ginkgo biloba has no effect on Alzheimer's disease & a Christmas miracle in Tennessee in which police officer Joshua Smith was saved when the bullet hit his badge reported.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with Los Angeles department of family & social services director Dr. Charles Sophy about Sheen & abuse. [SOPHY - talks about the possibility of changing one's behavior, how kids are affected by domestic violence in the home, how the perpetrator or victim may recant, why intimate partner violence is so prevalent & how woman are at a disadvantage in power struggles in the home.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Prior problems at events held by self-help guru James Ray; a judge's ruling in the custody battle between Levi Johnston & Bristol Palin & the poll on who would be best & worst neighbors reported.