This program is 29 minutes long
(Minneapolis: Clayton Sandell) The monster storm in the Midwest featured; scenes of the Metrodome roof collapse in Minneapolis that delayed the pro football game, snow in Iowa and weather map shown. [Two Vikings FANS, KSTP meteorologist Chikage WINDLER, shovelers Richard MEYER, Ahmed DIBB - comment on the weather.]
(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.
(New York: Jeremy Hubbard) The impact of the storm on air and highway travel featured; scenes shown from the Chicago airport, North Dakota, snowy roads, fog in Washington, DC, snowy highways, Syracuse. [Two TRAVELLERS - react.]
(Studio: Dan Harris) The showboat that ran aground near Branson, Missouri, shown.
(New York: Aaron Katersky) The legal troubles for the Madoff family after Mark Madoff's suicide on the second anniversary of father Bernie Madoff's arrest examined; details given of lawsuit trying to recover money from the Ponzi scheme. [Madoff victim Judith WELLING- asks about the money.]
(Washington: David Kerley) The reaction to President Obama's tax deal examined; details given from the deal to be voted on by the Senate, including the estate tax. [Democrat Representative Anthony WEINER, Republican Paul RYAN; Democrat Jerrold NADLER; ABC News political director Amy WALTER; on "This Week," White House advisor David AXELROD; on Fox, Representative Chris VAN HOLLEN - comment on the deal.]
(Studio: Dan Harris; Washington: Rick Klein) Why the Democrats are making noise on a done deal, what few things can appease the Democrats before adjournment and the priorities of a START treaty and "don't ask, don't tell" discussed.
(New York: Rob Nelson) The desperate measures by state and local governments to balance their budgets examined; details given about the "crash tax" when police or fire departments respond to a traffic accident and of other fees in California, Arizona and New York to bring in money. [Billed for auto accidents Jay MIDDLETON, Paula CALLAHAN; Irwin fire chief Justin MOCHAR, AAA's Robert SINCLAIR- comment on their liability.] Sample fire department fees cited. [On the radio, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG- defends the fee.]
(Sussex, England: Nick Watt) The invasion in Britain of the grey squirrel from the US featured; scenes shown of the eco-friendly squirrel casserole and of the hunt for the greys that are destroying the trees. [Prince CHARLES - defends the red squirrel against the pernicious grey.]