This program is 28 minutes long
(Highland, California: Miguel Almaguer) The cleanup after the rains featured; scenes shown of the mud in Highland, a rescue in the Mojave River in Palmdale, pollution along the coast, water in Qualcomm Stadium. [Highland residents Ramon PEREZ, Karen and Al HERNANDEZ- react to the mud.]
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) Live interview held with San Diego City Lifeguard Service Lt. John Everhart about yesterday’s rescue of guests from a flooded hotel in the Mission Valley neighborhood. [EVERHART – talks about the water level and the difficulty of the rescues.]
(Atlanta: Paul Goodloe) The weather forecast for holiday travel featured; maps shown.
(Honolulu: Mike Viqueira) The Christmas vacation in Hawaii for President Obama featured; scenes shown of his arrival; details given about his plans and his conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
(Chicago: John Yang) This holiday shopping season reviewed; spending statistics and findings of a survey on last minute shoppers cited. [Shoppers WOMAN, Farah DAVIS, Corey DIXON- comment.] [Shoppertrak co-founder Bill MARTIN- comments on men’s shopping habits.] [Trutina Financial Patricia EDWARDS- worries if we’ll still be feeling good by mid-spring.]
(Davie, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The Sunset Sudbury School in Florida that is run by the kids and they learn by discovery featured. [Mother Carla ROVER- says her son is becoming an individual.] [MOM – comments.] [Nova Southeastern University Meline KEVORKIAN- wonders how we get their potential if they’re never judged.] [Sudbury graduate Grace MILLER – says she figured out who she wanted to be and how she could achieve that.] [Co-founder of Sunset Sudbury School Idelma QUINTANA- says what happens over time will tell the story.]
(Elysian, Minnesota: Boyd Huppert) The story of Luke Weimert, who offered a ride to his elderly neighbor Sandra Bathke, who robbed the bank in Elysian, Minnesota and used Weimert as a getaway driver, presented; bank security video and Bathke’s mug shot shown. [Elysian Bank vice president Jim HANSEN, WEIMERT - recount what happened.]
(Highland, Illinois: Janet Shamlian) Blake Smith’s Decorated Family program that decorates the houses of wounded veterans and military families separated by war for Christmas featured; [Military wife Jacqueline DUHACHEK- says there are military families by themselves.] [SMITH – comments.] [Wounded Marine Ronald SCRAGG- says he’s grateful.] [From Afghanistan, Marine S/Sgt. Chamous DUHACHEK- comments on nominating his own house.]