This program is 29 minutes long
(Minot, North Dakota: Kevin Tibbles) Preparation for massive flooding from the Souris River in Minot, North Dakota featured; scenes shown of people leaving; map shown. [Residents Harlan and Carmie BOEHM, Ron BIERI- comment.] [Mayor Curt ZIMBLEMAN- worries we don’t know how much water is coming.] [National Guard Commander Dave SPRYNCZYNATYK- says the water is reaching the top of the levees.]
(Grimes County, Texas: Thanh Truong) The extreme drought in Texas that is hampering efforts to fight the wildfires featured; scenes shown of smoke and flames; details given of efforts by ranchers to sell their cattle before the drought worsens. [Evacuee Neyda PEREZ- reacts to the rain.] [Texas Forest Service Lee BENTLEY- says we’re anticipating more hot weather and it’s going to be dry.] [Rancher Tom HANEY, Caldwell Livestock Commission owner Carl HERMANN- note the impact on the cattle.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama's speech tonight outlining his plans for troop withdrawals from Afghanistan previewed; figures and dates cited; details given about the successes in Afghanistan.
(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC’s coverage of the address noted.
(Washington: Tom Costello) Senate hearings on the TSA’s pat-down policy reviewed; YouTube video of a 6-year-old girl being patted down in New Orleans shown; scenes shown of TSA administrator John Pistole being questioned; details given about the consideration in Texas of a bill that would outlaw enhanced pat-downs at Texas airports. [Senator Rand PAUL- calls Pistole clueless.] [PISTOLE – says he will be announcing a change in policy as it relates to children.] TSA statement quoted.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The FDA’s recommendations for women with breast implants reviewed; details given about the risks and the need to replace them and to check for leaks via an MRI.
(Sangin, Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) Navy Corpsman Second Class Kelly Talavera, a medic and the only woman on a US Marine base in Sangin, Afghanistan, profiled. [TALAVERA – says she likes helping people; talks about the medical capabilities, the conditions at the base, her husband and her dogs.] [Lt. Commander Mike MELIA- comments on her isolation.] [Navy Logan HALE- says she can hold her own.]