This program is 29 minutes long
(Sunset Hills, Missouri: Michelle Hofland) The impact of the violent weather reviewed; details given about the deaths; scenes shown of damage in Cincinnati, Arkansas and in St. Louis, a twister at Fort Leonard Wood. [Cincinnati resident Tammy BORDEN, 2 MEN, Missouri state highway patrol Al NOTHUM– comment.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.
(Cincinnati, Arkansas: Julie Martin) The rarity of winter tornadoes and thunderstorms and how this weather system happened explained. The devastation in Cincinnati discussed.
(Studio: Kate Snow) The extreme cold and blizzard conditions in the plains noted; scenes shown of snow and people bundled up for the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix.
(Atlanta: Chris Warren) The forecast for this New Year's holiday weekend with the threat of more severe weather presented; maps shown.
(New York: Richard Engel) The tightened security in New York City featured; scenes shown of checkpoints, police, bomb dogs, surveillance helicopters; details given about the anti-terrorism upgrade to the underwater subway lines and the surveillance system; animation shown of the bomb-proofing reinforcement process. [Police commissioner Ray KELLY – recalls a 2006 terrorist plot; comments on the cameras.] What is different about tonight discussed.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The ethical debate over Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour’s agreement to release sisters Gladys and Jamie Scott from prison in order for Gladys donate a kidney to Jamie examined. [Mother Evelyn RASCO- comments on the plan.] [University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics Arthur CAPLAN- says the framework is voluntary choice and you don’t get anything back.] [The Sentencing Project Marc MAUER- notes the reluctance of governors to grant pardons.]
(London: Martin Fletcher) New Year’s celebrations around the world featured; scenes shown from New Zealand, Sydney, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, released political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar, Moscow and Germany. [AUNG – extends new year’s hopes.]