This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: David Kerley) A prospective deal to extend the tax cuts examined; tax and national debt statistics cited. [Senators Mitch McCONNELL, Richard DURBIN, Byron DORGAN, President OBAMA - talk about taxes.]
(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Rick Klein) The political theater over tax cuts that is a significant win for Republicans and the link of the deal to extending unemployment benefits discussed. [On Friday, Senator Claire McCASKILL - expresses concerns.]
(London: Jim Sciutto) The revelations in secret documents released by WikiLeaks about money flowing from US allies to terrorist groups examined; diplomatic cables quoted about Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Qatar and about Chinese leaders; details given about WikiLeaks' technical problems. [Former FBI agent Brad GARRETT- assesses the information.] [On Fox, former Speaker of the House Newt GINGRICH - likens WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to a terrorist.] The issue of classified material in the documents discussed.
(Kabul, Afghanistan: George Stephanopoulos) The ABC News interview with US and coalition forces in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus about corruption in Afghanistan presented.. [PETRAEUS - says corruption has been part of the Afghan culture; denies threatening to resign over Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai; states he has a good relationship with Karzai.]
(Studio: David Muir) Further coverage in the series on "Good Morning America" noted.
(Atlanta: Steve Osunsami) The cold winter weather featured; scenes shown from Atlanta, snow in the Midwest and Buffalo; details given about snowfalls. [Four ATLANTANS, AccuWeather Joe BASTARDI- talk about the weather.]
(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) The hidden danger to young children from round button cell lithium batteries featured; diagrams shown. [Mother Amanda DONOVAN- recounts what happened to her daughter.] [Children's Hospital Boston ER physician Dr. Lois LEE- explains the medical danger from the batteries.] Consumer advice discussed.
(Petersburg, Texas: Ryan Owens) The changes in the tradition of small town high school football in west Texas featured; scenes shown from Petersburg, where they play six-man football on a shorter field due to the shrinking student body. [PLAYER, FAN - comment.]