Closer Look: Santa Claus Round Table; Ga. Senator Renee Unterman on Service Animals for Individuals with Disabilities

L-R: Santa Rick, Santa Jay, Santa Dee talk about their holiday preparations on "Closer Look".
L-R: Santa Rick, Santa Jay, Santa Dee talk about their holiday preparations on "Closer Look".
Credit Emilia Brock / WABE

Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives breaking news about a plane crash in northwest Atlanta. A plane reportedly went down at I-285 at Bolton Road, near a park in northwest Atlanta. There are no survivors, and first responders are working to confirm the total number of occupants that were on aircraft.
  • In other news, an estimated 3.3 million Georgians are hitting the road, runways and rails this holiday season. That’s 4.4 percent more travelers than last year, according to AAA. Saturday is expected to be the busiest travel day here in Atlanta, especially during the hours of 3 to 4 p.m. Travel times are expected to be four times longer than normal.
  • 4:05: There were several study committees formed from this year’s legislative session. We learn more about the work and recommendations of the Georgia Senate Study Committee on Service Animals for Physically or Mentally Impaired Persons from its chair and longtime Georgia State Senator Renee Unterman.
Georgia State Senator Renee Unterman talks about the work and recommendations of the Georgia Senate Study Committee on Service Animals for Physically or Mentally Impaired Persons. Photo credit: Emilia Brock
  • 30:17: Christmas is around the corner. And while it’s a busy time, buying candy canes for the stockings and perfecting your gift wrapping, no one is busier than Santa Claus. We check in with local Santas to hear about their preparations for the holiday. We’re joined by Santa Dee, Santa Jay, and Santa Rick.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.