This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Jefferson County, Alabama, Judge Suzanne Childers about threats in the courthouse. [CHILDERS - says we now have no security in the courthouse due to cutbacks: only untrained security guards; explains why she carries a gun in the courtroom.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Umar Abdulmutallab's road to terrorism reviewed; map & video shown while his background is reviewed from country to country; details given about cleric Anwar al-Awlaki & how Umar got on a watch list while travelling back & forth, how his father warned the US about his son radicalism. [President OBAMA - says Abdulmutallab was trained by Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Nic Robertson, Peter Bergen) The extent of the Al Qaeda presence & influence in Yemen, why the US sent US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus to the region, about Umar Abdulmutallab & the environment where extremists views were expounded upon discussed.
(Washington: Joe Johns) A look at the facts espoused by Cheney about Obama's handling of terrorism examined; details given about the release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay by both the Bush & Obama administrations. [In Oslo, at West Point, in March, OBAMA - says we are in the midst of two wars because our security is at stake.] The semantics over Obama's reluctance to use the phrase "war on terror" but he has not denied such a war discussed.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The death of socialite Casey Johnson; the background of the suicide bomber who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan last week; a security lapse at the Newark airport; the loans to small business from the SBA; the unveiling of the world's tallest building in Dubai reported.
(Tom Foreman) The Christmas miracle story of Tracey Hermanstorfer & her baby, both of whom died during labor & delivery, but were inexplicably revived reviewed; details given from the timetable of events. [Father Mike HERMANSTORFER, Memorial Hospital Dr. Stephanie MARTIN, Tracey HERMANSTORFER - describe what happened to mother & baby.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) How this event indicates life & death is a process & death can be reversed, the tight window on deciding between saving the baby or the mother, the things that could happen to a delivering mother discussed.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The American terrorism suspects in Pakistan; the incident in which basketball player Gilbert Arenas drew a gun in the locker room; the threat of a volcano in Congo to endangered mountain gorillas; a Secret Service report that a third person not on the guest list came to the dinner; "Vanity Fair" pictures of golfer Tiger Woods reported.