This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Stephanie Gosk) The latest developments in the scandal reviewed; details given about the resignations of police chief Sir Paul Stephenson and deputy John Yates due to accusations that Scotland Yard mishandled the investigation into the “News of the World” phone hacking case and that officers took bribes from reporters, the arrest of editor Rebekah Brooks, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s links to Brooks and other Murdoch editors including Andy Coulson, and the death of reporter Sean Hoare. [YATES – says his conscience is clear.] [Political strategist Alastair CAMPBELL- describes Brooks.] [Labor Party leader Ed MILIBAND- comments on Cameron’s error of judgment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Michael Isikoff) Growing legal and financial troubles for Rupert’s US-based News Corp. examined; graph of the drop in stock value shown; details given about the lawsuit brought by shareholders. ["New York Times" David CARR- says it may be time to ask questions about Murdoch’s operations.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER – comments on the Justice Department’s inquiries into News Corp.] [Senator Richard DURBIN- notes Murdoch may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.] [Media Access Project Andrew SCHWARTZMAN- says this could pose long-term threat to the company.] News Corp. statement quoted.
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The deadly heat wave across the country featured; map shown; details given about drownings after a sailboat capsized in a summer storm during the Chicago to Mackinac race and the Oklahoma governor’s call for a day of prayer for rain; video from Ben Tommaso of a stage that was flattened just before a Cheap Trick concert in Ottawa, Canada. [2 outside WORKERS – comment.] [The Weather Channel’s Eric FISHER- notes the heat index in Minneapolis.] [Allen Brothers Steaks Robert HERRERA- states it’s better being in the meat locker.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) Research finding that traumatic brain injuries suffered by soldiers during the Vietnam war may be linked to dementia later in life examined; details given of concern about troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. [University of California at San Francisco V.A. medical director Dr. Kristine YAFFE- notes veterans have a twofold increased risk.] [Veteran Richard WANAMAKER, wife Cynthia WANAMAKER - comment on his memory problems.] [Alzheimer’s specialist Dr. Sam GANDY- comments.]
(Frankfurt, Germany: Anne Thompson) The game between the US and Japan in the final match of the women's World Cup soccer championship reviewed; game footage shown; scenes shown of celebrations in disaster-stricken Japan; Facebook comments quoted. [American player Megan RAPINOE†- says we have a lot to be proud of.] [“Sports Illustrated” Grant WAHL†- says it’s a great story when sports in America isn’t doing that great.]