This program is 29 minutes long
(Panama City, Florida: Mark Strassmann) Security guard Mike Jones, who shot gunman Clay Dukes at a school board meeting in Panama City, Florida, profiled; scenes/animation shown of Dukes interrupting the meeting and shooting. [JONES - recounts what happened.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Interview held with Jones about the incident. [JONES – comments on his health; talks about being back in the room and his training; recalls the moment when superintendent Bill Husfelt stood up; comments on the fact that he wasn’t supposed to be working; says he was worried about going to jail for shooting Dukes in the back.] Jones’s holiday tradition of buying toys for needy children noted.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The war review examined; details given about the status of Afghan forces and government, and Obama’s timetable for a withdrawal. [OBAMA - says we are on the offensive targeting the Taliban and its leaders; says there is a need for political and economic progress.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – notes the impact of the flooding in Pakistan.]
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The dispute in Congress over pet projects included in the current spending bill featured; details given about senators who voted for an earmark ban but included projects in the bill; examples of pork projects cited. [Senator Harry REID – criticizes senators who ask for earmarks but vote against them.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says the president would prefer legislation that doesn’t contain any earmarks.]
(Safar Bazaar, Afghanistan: Terry McCarthy) The efforts of bomb disposal expert Sgt. Matthew Jackson of the Marines Thundering Third battalion to find and defuse IEDs in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of Jackson using a robot to blow up a suspicious car in the former Taliban stronghold of Safar Bazaar, Sgt. Johnny Jones, who lost his legs, and Jackson’s team looking for IEDs; photos shown of fallen Marines Cpl. Daniel Greer and Gunnery Sgt. Floyd Holley. [JACKSON – talks about his job; points out his tattoos; talks about sharing information; worries about shutting off the adrenaline when he returns home.] [3rd Battalion, 1st Marines commander Lt. Col. Ben WATSON- talks about the locals and how the town used to be.]
(Brooklyn, New York: Richard Schlesinger) The tragic crash recalled; footage/photos shown; details given about the modernization of air traffic control and the story of 11-year-old Stephen Baltz, who crawled from the wreckage but died the next day. [Nurse Eileen BONNER- remembers Baltz.]