This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: John Yang) The outlook for holiday shopping in this down economy featured; November sales figures cited. [Moody’s economy.com Mark ZANDI- says consumers are spending just enough to keep this recovery moving forward.] [National Retail Federation Ellen DAVIS- says a lot of retailers are focusing on lower priced merchandise.] [3 SHOPPERS – say they want discounts.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) House approval of a bill aimed at reforming the financial system featured; details given about the plan for a consumer protection agency and caps on executive pay.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Steve Liesman) The Christmas shopping season, the public’s dour mood on the economy and whether the rich can spend enough discussed.
(Dunkirk, New York: Ron Allen) The impact of a massive winter storm reviewed; details given about the shutdown of Interstate 90, where travelers were stranded on the highway; scenes shown of frozen parking meters in Chicago, traffic accidents, snow. [MAN – reacts.] [WGRZ-TV Scott BROWN – comments on the slow going and snow blowing in Springville, New York.]
(Copenhagen: Anne Thompson) The demand from poor nations for 100 billion dollars to buy new technologies to adapt to climate change and the debate over carbon emissions at the climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark featured.
(Cairo: Jim Maceda) The possibility of nations going to war over a shortage of resources caused by climate change examined; scenes shown of a US military exercise in Africa; details given about the threat in Egypt’s Nile Delta, where the sea level is rising and the river level is receding. [Eastern Africa Standby Brigade Peter MARWA- notes floods and famines result in the movement of people.] [Former CENTCOM commander Gen. Anthony ZINNI- states climate change could cause tremendous humanitarian problems that local governments can’t cope with.] [Great Britain Climate Security Envoy Adm. Neil MORISETTI- comments on identifying climate hot spots.] [Egyptian engineer Mamdouh HAMZA- compares the invasion of nature to an invasion by an army.] [Middle East environmental analyst Jerry LEACH- says countries are going to try to keep out the climate refugees.]
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The reaction of fellow golfers and Tiger Woods’s sponsors to the revelations about his extramarital affairs featured. [Accesshollywood.com Jeremy BLACKLOW- comments on all the information coming out.] [Golfer Jesper PARNEVIK- says when you’re the world’s best athlete you should think a bit more.] [NYU professor Robert BOLAND- comments on Woods’s binding contracts.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) New York City’s Robin Hood Foundation that helps the needy featured; scenes shown from the Yorkville Common Pantry. [Brooklyn resident Alisa LIVINGSTON- comments on donating.] [Robin Hood Foundation Mark BEZOS- says we’re seeing an increase in demand.] [Harlem resident Helena RICHARDSON- comments on the help.]