This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Peter Alexander) A blizzard in the Northeast after snow in the South previewed; scenes of snow, the Atlanta airport, snow in Nashville, slick roads and weather map shown. [Two MEN, Birmingham MAN, Weather Channel's Todd SANTOS, AAA's Nancy WHITE- comment on snow.] Amtrak cancellations mentioned.
(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.
(Studio: Samantha Mohr) The snow predictions for the East presented; weather maps shown.
(Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) The Afghanistan war at Christmas featured; scenes shown from northern Helmand province of Marines singing carols and eating dinner. [Two MARINES - talk about what they miss.]
(Los Angeles: Kristen Welker) The cleanup in California after the rains, floods and mud featured; scenes shown of the mud in Highland; details given of concerns about another rainstorm. [Highland residents Karen HERNANDEZ, Stahi HASAN, San Bernardino Cal fire Bill PETERS- comment on conditions.]
(Honolulu: Mike Viqueira) President Obama's Christmas in Hawaii and changes in the White House for the new year featured; details given about the exodus of adviser David Axelrod, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and economic adviser Larry Summers and about Obama's agenda for 2011. [In Christmas message, OBAMA - remembers the military.] [Democratic strategist Karen FINNEY- talks about Obama politics.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG- says the two parties will continue to punch away.] A statement from Obama about the suicide bombing in Pakistan mentioned.
(Studio: Kate Snow) Tomorrow's "Meet the Press" previewed.
(Washington; Tom Costello) An FAA plan to overhaul the air traffic control system examined; scenes shown of helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico that use "Next Gen" air traffic control with satellites and GPS tracking air traffic; details given about the old and new technologies. [FAA air traffic controller Jim PHARMAKIS, FAA administrator Randy BABBITT, FAA engineer Michael McNEIL- comment on the advantages of the new system.]
(London: Martin Fletcher) The traditionzl royal Christmas in Britain featured; scenes shown of Queen Elizabeth with the children and royal family members at church; details given of the coming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. [Royal watcher Neil SEAN- comments on the queen.] [QUEEN - speaks about sport.]
(Hot Bottom, Pennsylvania: Chris Jansing) Pennsylvanian Flo Wheatley, who for 29 years has sewn sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled clothes, profiled; scenes shown of volunteers making homemade sleeping bags for the My Brother's Keeper organization that has since spread to all 50 states. [WHEATLEY - recalls what happened to her young son and their aid from a homeless man.]