This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s news conference in which he criticized Congress for failing to act on pending legislation reviewed; statement from Speaker of the House John Boehner quoted. [OBAMA – jokes about daughters Malia and Sasha finishing homework ahead of time; comments on tax cuts, the uprising in Libya, gay marriage; criticizes the House for being in recess.] Whether Obama’s criticism will work discussed.
(Athens: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera) Violent clashes in Athens, Greece between police and protesters as the parliament voted for austerity measures in order to get bailout money from the European Union featured; scenes shown. [Teacher Mina BALTZOGLOU- says we are not going to pay.] [Political analyst Stratos SAFIOLEAS- says some are not convinced this can resolve the situation.]
(Los Alamos, New Mexico: Janet Shamlian) The battle against the wildfire near the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico updated; scenes shown of smoke, helitankers dropping water, a radiation-detecting plane.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The discovery that mine operator Massey Energy kept 2 sets of safety records for the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia, which exploded in 2010, featured; statement from Alpha Natural Resources, which bought Massey Energy, quoted. [Mine Safety and Health administrator Kevin STRICKLIN- says miners who were worried about conditions would not complain due to fear of retribution.] [West Virginia special investigator Davitt McATEER- says equipment was decades old.] Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship’s refusal to talk to investigators noted.
(Framingham, Massachusetts: Mara Schiavocampo) The Massachusetts Hope in Bloom program that builds free gardens for breast cancer patients featured; scenes shown of the gardens. [Founder Roberta Dehman HERSHON- says hope grows in these gardens.] [Cancer survivors Rebecca BYRNE, Chris BIGGINS- comment.]