This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with Boyd Group airline analyst Michael Boyd and Assn. for Airline Passenger Rights Brandon Macsata about the airport problems. [BOYD - says options were limited as the runways were shut down; suggests airlines could be better prepared; blames silly regulations and the Transportation Department.] [MACSATA - says the airlines should have been prepared; suggests what could have been done; blames airlines for an outdated business model.]
(Studio: Gary Tuchman) The federal criminal investigation of the use of campaign finances by Delaware Senate Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell reviewed; examples cited of the her use of campaign funds. [September 20, O'DONNELL - denies misusing funds; refuses to answer questions.] O'Donnell's statement blaming Vice President Joe Biden quoted.
(Studio: Gary Tuchman) A terror arrest in Denmark on suspicions of planning an attack; the case in Boise, Idaho, in which Russell Miller was charged with smacking another airline passenger; the schedule for repairing the Minneapolis Metrodome roof and the fine for NFL player Brett Favre reported.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The year 2010 for President Obama reviewed; examples cited with comments by media and pop culture pundits: the economy with high unemployment numbers, the town hall meeting where he was confronted by a voter, health care legislation and the independent voter.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) CNN's New Year's Eve coverage previewed.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Republican strategist Ed Rollins and Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher about Obama and politics and the year ahead. [ROLLINS - says Republicans will have an opportunity to prove ourselves and we will see how far we get.] [GERGEN - assesses the poll numbers with the people trusting neither party; suggests Representative John Boehner will have to be politically deft and not lead a party of "no.".] [BELCHER - agrees the public is anxious about politics and look for change.]
(No location given: Sanjay Gupta) A look at Romero, the youngest person to scale Mt. Everest, presented; photos and mountain climbing video shown. [On Mt. Everest, ROMERO - talks about the journey.] [In interview, ROMERO - talks about his inspiration to climb the seven summits, what happened on the climb and what is next: the mountain in Antarctica.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Tomorrow's segment previewed.
(Studio: Gary Tuchman) The plea in Texas from polygamist bigamist Warren Jeffs; the threat of cholera to the Haiti rice crop; the cost to airlines of this weekend's blizzard and a study findings about political correctness in TV shows like "30 Rock" reported.