This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Wyatt Andrews) The historic day at the Senate reviewed; details given of the bill's consumer protections and the differences between the House and Senate bills; scenes shown of Senator Harry Reid accidentally voting no. [Senators REID, Max BAUCUS, John ENSIGN, Mitch McCONNELL– offer views.] [President OBAMA – notes the benefit for families and businesses.] [Representative Lynn WOOLSEY- comments on the House view of a public option.]
(Studio: Jeff Glor, Jeff Greenfield) The lack of bipartisan support and the polarization of the parties discussed.
(Studio: Jeff Glor) Upcoming story previewed.
(Rome: Allen Pizzey) A scare at the Vatican when a woman attacked Pope Benedict XVI before the Christmas Eve Mass reviewed; scenes shown from St. Peter’s Basilica; details given about the pope’s health.
(Minneapolis: Barry Petersen) The impact of this massive storm featured; details given about flight cancellations and other travel problems; scenes shown of snow, whiteout conditions, traffic accidents. [WOMAN, Texas GIRL – comment.] [WFOR-TV meteorologist David BERNARD- says there are blizzard conditions in Oklahoma and Texas.] [Former NTSB managing director Peter GOELZ- says when the weather hits a hub it cascades chaos throughout the system.]
(New York: Manuel Gallegus) The reunion in Brazil of David Goldman with his son Sean after a 5-year custody battle featured; scenes shown of their plane landing in Orlando and Sean with his stepfather in a mob of media in Rio de Janeiro. [Sean’s grandfather Barry GOLDMAN- reacts to the media circus.] [Marriage and family therapist Jenn BERMAN- notes Sean may have a difficult time adjusting.] [Representative Chris SMITH – reads a letter from Goldman.]
(Kingston, Jamaica: Kelly Cobiella) Improvements in aircraft safety that have increased the likelihood of surviving crashes featured; details given about the investigation into the Jamaica crash and changes in airplane design; scenes shown of the wreckage. [Passenger Paul WILLIAMSON – wonders how he survived.] [Aviation expert John GOGLIA- says 90-95 percent of people in accidents survive.]
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) Concerns of small businesses about the mandate in the health care bill that forces companies to pay for their workers’ insurance or pay a fine examined; cost figures cited; details given about the exemptions and tax breaks. [Red Devil Lounge owner Jay SIEGAN, Pet Camp owner Virginia DONOHUE- offer views on health insurance.]
(Concord, California: Ben Tracy) The impact of budget cuts on municipal Christmas displays featured; scenes shown of Concord, California’s “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree; details given about cost-cutting measures in Orlando, Albert Lea, Minnesota and Chicago. [Concord RESIDENTS, MAYOR, Barbara KITTING– react to the scrawny tree.]