This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pete Williams) The sting operation to catch a Somalia-born student, Mohamed Mohamud, in a plot to bomb the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, featured; scenes shown from the tree ceremony; details given about this undercover operation to stop terrorism. [Portland police department Sgt. Pete SIMPSON- says the bomb looked real.] [FBI's Arthur BALIZAN, US attorney Dwight HOLTON- comment on his motivation to commit jihad.]
(Studio: Savannah Guthrie) Report introduced.
(Portland: Jim Forman) The suspect in the terrorism plot in Portland featured; scenes shown of the site. [Mayor Sam ADAMS- comments on the investigation.] [Two Portland RESIDENTS - comment.]
(Washington: Jim Miklaszewski) A massive dump of embarrassing State Department classified information by the Website WikiLeaks examined; details given of information on the mission in Yemen, Russian leadership and contacts with world leaders.
(Inchon, South Korea: Richard Engel) The tensions between North Korea and South Korea after the North's artillery shelling of a South Korean island featured; scenes shown of unrest in Seoul against the government, a funeral service and US ships; details given of charges and countercharges between the two Koreas and of joint US-South Korea naval exercises. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON - says North Korea will build more nuclear weapons.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Victor CHA- comments on North Korea's provocative actions.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) Holiday shopping on Black Friday and Saturday reviewed; shopping statistics cited; details given about marketing. [Three SHOPPERS, Vanessa BROWN, JC Penney's Joe CARDAMONE- comment on shopping.] [Retail Speaks founder Cinda BAXTER- comments on Small Business Saturday.]
(Bethesda, Maryland: Lisa Myers) Hidden bank fees examined; fee statistics cited. [Bank customers Peggy ENGEL, Barbara NELSON - complain about the bank fees.] [Financial Services Roundtable Scott TALBOTT- defends bank fees.]
(White House: Mike Viqueira) How an injury to a president is news examined; scenes shown of President Obama's basketball injury, of President Ford falling and mishaps for Presidents Carter, Clinton, the Bushes. [Historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN- talks about the press and President Franklin Roosevelt.] [MSNBC contributor Richard WOLFE; in 2009, comedian Wanda SYKES- talks about Obama's basketball.]
(Alphoretta, Georgia: Lilia Luciano) The story of Mackenzie Bearup, who founded a non-profit, Sheltering Books, that donates children's books to shelters for the homeless, presented; scenes shown. [BEARUP - recalls reading through a her knee pain and helping kids change their lives by giving them books of their own.] [Homeless kid David WREN, mother Joannie ROBINSON, matcher Cliff KINZIE- comment on Sheltering Books.]