This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Ron Allen) The stunning twist in the sexual assault case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn after the accuser’s credibility problems were revealed examined; scenes shown of Strauss-Kahn leaving court after he was released from house arrest; details given about the false statements from the accuser. [Strauss-Kahn’s attorney William TAYLOR- says it’s important to reserve judgment until the facts are all in.] [Manhattan district attorney Cyrus VANCE- says the investigation raised concerns about credibility.] [Victim’s attorney Ken THOMPSON- says it doesn’t mean she’s not a rape victim.] [Former prosecutor Paul CALLAN- wonders if the case will be dismissed.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) Live interview held with criminal defense attorney/former prosecutor Rikki Klieman about this case. [From Hampton Bays, New York, KLIEMAN – says the case is going to fall apart, or not; outlines what Vance has to do; comments on the accuser’s lies; notes Strauss-Kahn should be treated like every other person.]
(Paris: Martin Fletcher) The impact of this scandal on Strauss-Kahn's political career in France, where he was once a contender for president, examined; details given about the nationwide debate on the status of women. [In Paris, WOMAN – says his image is rotten.] [Strauss-Kahn’s political colleague Jack LANG- says he is a good candidate.] ["New York Times" Elaine SCIOLIN- notes the accuser’s credibility is going to harm the debate.]
(Santa Monica, California: Aditi Roy) Travel plans this holiday weekend featured; details given about rising prices for gas, hotels and car rentals, the cancellation of fireworks displays and the role of the weather; average cookout cost cited. [Vacationers Carrie RULONEK, Mr. DEITZ, Marcella HANOW- comment on their plans.] [AAA Troy GREEN- says people will economize by travelling shorter distances and shortening the duration of their trips.] [Texas firefighter Eldon LEDOUX- notes fireworks would be dangerous due to the heat and dry conditions.] [The Weather Channel’s Carl PARKER- comments on the hot weather.] Top 3 travel destinations listed.
(Chicago: John Yang) The shutdown of the government in Minnesota due to a standoff between the legislature and the governor over the budget featured; details given about what is closed; scenes shown of a protest; map shown of states with deficits. [Minnesotan Sara HANSEN- comments on coming to the park one last time.] [Governor Mark DAYTON- criticizes the Republicans.] [Minnesota house speaker Kurt ZELLERS- says this is about shutting down government for a political purpose.] [National Conference of State Legislatures Arturo PEREZ- says the decisions about what to do get harder each year.] The fight in South Carolina between Governor Nikki Haley and lawmakers over higher-than-expected revenues noted.
(Tulkarem, West Bank: John Ray) Minnesotan Bill Austin’s mission to provide hearing aids for the hearing impaired in poor countries through his Starkey Hearing Foundation featured; scenes shown of Austin in the West Bank and working with Israeli doctors. [Waleid Bader’s mother Rufaida BADER- says her son is afraid to go outside alone.] [AUSTIN – says it’s incredible to give somebody a connection to life.] [Physicians for Human Rights Rafi WALDEN- says for many of the Palestinians this may be the only friendly contact they’ll have with Israelis.]