This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: David Kerley) The Senate vote to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" for gays in the military featured; President Obama quoted about service by gays. [Former Air Force officer Maj. Mike ALMY, Senators Ron WYDEN, Kirsten GILLIBRAND, Carl LEVIN, Saxby CHAMBLISS, Senator John McCAIN, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - react to the military legislation.] Findings of an ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on the view of whether homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the military cited.
(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Christiane Amanpour) The presence of openly gay military personnel in many other countries, the coming vote on START with Russia and whether it will pass in the Senate discussed. [In weekly address, OBAMA - talks about START.]
(Islamabad: Nick Schifrin) The debate over the naming in Pakistan of the CIA local station chief in retaliation examined; details given about the Brooklyn court case and the number of American drone strikes. ["Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA" author Tim WEINER- talks about the tricky job of being CIA station chief in Pakistan.]
(Los Angeles: Yunji de Nies) Concerns in the Los Angeles area about rain and mudslides and snow predictions featured; scenes shown of sandbags and barriers to protect the homes.
(New York: Jeremy Hubbard) The busiest shopping day of the Christmas season reviewed; details given about a smart phone app to help shoppers. [Walmart, Toys R Us, JC Penney SPOKESMEN - list the best deal.]
(New York: T.J. Winick) The latest development in the "Grim Sleeper" murders in Los Angeles with the police release of images of 180 possible victims of Lonnie Franklin, who is accused of nine murders so far, examined; photos in the "Los Angeles Times' shown. [LAPD chief Charles BECK- says we have identified 105.] [Victim's son Porter ALEXANDER, Franklin's defense attorney Louisa PENSANTI- comment on the case.]