This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Jim Axelrod) The investigation into the bomb plot by Nigerian Umar Abdulmutallab†† reviewed; details given of his claim to be connected to Al Qaeda; scenes shown of a bomb-disabling robot at the plane. [2 PASSENGERS - describe what happened.] [Voice of former NTSB director Peter GOELZ†- comments on questions about how explosives got on board.] The lifting of the ban on lighters on planes last August noted.
(Studio: Jeff Glor; no location given: Bob Orr) The FBI’s investigation, why Abdulmutallab’s was allowed on the plane and the impact on aviation security discussed.
(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.
(Honolulu: Chip Reid) President Obama’s response to the attempted terrorist attack while he is in Hawaii for Christmas featured.
(Minneapolis: Barry Petersen) The impact of the storm reviewed; scenes shown of snow in Oklahoma and Dallas, traffic accidents, stuck snow plows, stranded cars on US Highway 287 in Iowa Park, Texas, closed Interstates 29 in South Dakota and 80 in Nebraska, kids sledding; details given about the record snowfall in Oklahoma City and flight delays all over. [Voices of KAUZ-TV anchor Johan KAPLAN, motorist Jane LaGREE- comment on the mess on the highways.] [WCCO meteorologist Mike AUGUSTYNIAK- says people may be able to get home.] [DRIVER, KIDS – react.] [Minneapolis resident Roger DAY – comments on helping his neighbor shovel out.]
(Washington: Kimberly Dozier) The Taliban’s release of a video showing American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan last June, featured; excerpts shown; details given of the US military’s opinion that Bergdahl is being held by the Haqqani tribe; map shown of Haqqani territory that extends into Pakistan. [Blaine County, Idaho Sheriff Walt FLEMING- reads a letter from the family.]
(Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan: Mandy Clark) Army psychologist Col. Kathy Platoni, who survived the shootings at Ft. Hood, Texas by Nidal Hasan and now helps US troops in Afghanistan cope with the difficulty of being deployed over the holidays, featured; scenes shown of Santa passing out gifts to Marines at Camp Leatherneck. [S/Sgt. Walter CROMER- says it’s his 3rd Christmas.] [PLATONI - talks about being targeted at Ft. Hood and her fallen colleagues; says it’s our finest hour.] [Air Force physician Capt. Maria DE ARMAN- notes how Platoni’s experience at Ft. Hood helps her relate.]
(Vatican City: Allen Pizzey) The Vatican’s review of security procedures following last night’s scare in which Susanna Maiolo lunged at Pope Benedict XVI down featured; scenes shown from St. Peter’s Basilica; photo shown of Maiolo, who tried the same thing last year; details given about the role of the Swiss Guard and the Vatican Gendarmerie. [American tourist Marybeth BURNS- recounts what happened.] [Vatican spokesman Father Federico LOMBARDI- says you could not have a security risk zero.] [CBS Vatican analyst Father Thomas WILLIAMS- says the pope is always trying to get less things between him and his people.]
(No location given: Bob Orr) The FBI’s investigation recapped.