This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with passengers Max, John, Emily Ascui about the delay on the airplane. [ASCUIS - describe what happened on their plane for 11 hours.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with FlyersRights.org Kate Hanni about the passengers bill of rights. [HANNI - says international flights are not included in the rules, how the passengers could have been taken off the planes, but the Port Authority did not do anything; blames the Transportation Department for not protecting international flight passengers.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Earlier interview held with friend Paul Sebring about Waggoner's story. [SEBRING - outlines his concerns about Waggoner and what is being done to help him.]
(Studio: Martin Savidge) The questions about President Obama's support of pro football player Michael Vick in a phone call to Philadelphia Eagles team owner Jeffrey Lurie examined; details given about the Vick dogfighting case and about Obama's involvement in other controversies. [Voice of "Sports Illustrated" writer Peter KING - comments on the phone conversation.] [PETA vice president Lisa LANGE- comments on what the White House said and how it is hard for people to forget what Vick did.] [Brookings Inst. Darrell WEST - says the president needs to focus on critical issues, not social issues.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) The breakdown of a ski lift on the Sugarloaf Mountain; charges against Hassan Malik for the suitcase murder of Betty Williams; Representative Charles Rangel's fund-raising plan after recent censure for rules violations and the announcement from Elton John he had a child through surrogacy reported.
(No location given: Tom Foreman) The year in politics reviewed; details given about the campaigns in the midterm elections with the views of media and pop culture figures: negative political ads, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the rise of the Tea Party, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
(Studio: Randi Kaye) CNN's "New Year's Eve Live" coverage previewed.
(No location given: Sanjay Gupta) A look at NASCAR race car driver Jennifer Jo Cobb presented; scenes shown from the racetrack. [In interview, COBB - talks about racing in her teens because it is in her blood; talks about her competitiveness, her training, spiritualness and overcoming her fears, how she has given her life to auto racing.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Tomorrow's segment previewed.
(Studio: Joe Johns) The recall of cilantro and parsley due to salmonella; New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's defense of his trip to Disneyland during the snowstorm and a dog that got stuck in a wall reported; dog shown.