This program is 29 minutes long
(Highland, California: Bill Whitaker) The impact of this latest winter storm reviewed; scenes shown of a car pileup in Fargo, North Dakota, fog in Iowa, a tree downed by the wind on a car in Los Angeles, flooding in Lamont, California, traffic on the highway to Las Vegas, snow in Washington and New Mexico and Arizona; details given about the discovery of the body of a missing snowboarder. [2 MEN – comment.] [Highland, California resident Mr. MARTINEZ – reacts to the mud in his house.]
(Studio: Harry Smith) The aftermath of the blizzard in New York City updated; scenes shown of snow plows, airline passengers, unclaimed luggage in Newark and the rehearsal for the ball drop in Times Square.
(Dallas: Don Teague) Signs the economy is recovering featured; statistics on unemployment benefits cited; scenes shown from a Miami unemployment office. [Business owner Bill HAIR- comments on hiring.] [Hair’s new EMPLOYEE – comments.] [John Hancock Financial Services economist Bill CHENEY- says it’s a good sign we’re heading in the right direction.] [Unemployed Ryan HOLLAND- comments on his job search.]
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The strain on the federal budget as the first baby boomers turn 65 featured; details given about the impact on Medicare; findings of a poll on Medicare benefits cited; scenes shown of angry people at health care town hall meetings. [Former US Comptroller General David WALKER- says the retirement of the baby boom generation will bring a tsunami of spending; notes out-of-control health care costs can bankrupt the US.]
(Washington: Jan Crawford) Former Senate Delaware candidate Christine O’Donnell’s denial of allegations that she misused campaign funds featured. [O’DONNELL – says it’s politically motivated.] [October 31, O’DONNELL – says when they can’t attack you on substance they try to make up stories.] [Politico.com reporter David CATANESE- says here she is again pitting herself against the world.]
(Oklahoma City: Seth Doane) The rise in food stamp use featured; scenes shown from an Oklahoma City grocery store where people shop at midnight on the first of the month because their food stamp debit cards are refilled; details given about the problem with food stamps not being enough to sustain some families. [Food stamp users Sheri LOPEZ, her DAUGHTER, Alisha ROSS– comment.] [Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Rodney BIVENS- says it used to be emergency and now they're asking us to sustain them.]