This program is 29 minutes long
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The impact of the heat and humidity reviewed; details given about the increase in hospital visits in Chicago, the effect of asphalt in cities and evapotranspiration in rural areas; photos shown. [Meteorologist Mike AUGUSTYNIAK- says heat waves kill more people than all other weather phenomena combined.] [Northwestern Memorial Hospital Dr. Rahul KHARE- says we’re getting sicker patients.] [Corn farmer John KIEFNER- says his plants would be less comfortable if it were hot and dry.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(New York: Jim Axelrod) The pressure on the power grid due to the heat featured; scenes shown from the Con Ed command center in New York City; map shown of cities with record demands. [Con Ed’s John MIKSAD- says we plan all year for a day like today.] [Con Ed utility WORKER – says we’re working to minimize anything happening.] The role of the weak economy in power usage noted.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The negotiations on a budget deficit/debt ceiling deal updated; details given about Democrats’ anger over a possible deal involving cutting domestic spending and entitlement programs and overhauling the tax code. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says there is no progress to report.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says we have the responsibility to act.] [Representative Charlie DENT- says nobody thinks default is an option.]
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Chip Reid) The bittersweet day for NASA workers with the end of the shuttle era featured; scenes shown from Mission Control in Houston and Shuttles sports bar near Kennedy Space Center in Florida. [Former NASA workers Kathleen FLORIO, Carol Lee COSBY, businessmen Curtis DILLER, Rob WASSELL- comment on seeing the last shuttle, being laid off, the impact on the local economy.]
(Dawsonville, Georgia: Kelly Cobiella) The need for fewer workers as companies become more automated examined; scenes shown of robots, lasers and computers at Impulse Manufacturing in Georgia; statistics on company spending on employees vs. technology cited. [Impulse Manufacturing owner Ron BAYSDEN- comments on the advantages of technology.] [Union rep Mark WILKERSON- says workers depended on those jobs.]
(Washington: Bill Plante) New materials from President Richard Nixon’s presidency reviewed; historical footage/photos shown; tapes with voices of Nixon, John Ehrlichman and Johnnie Walters played; details given about a memo from David Gergen.
(Moscow: Elizabeth Palmer) How the US must rely on Russia's Soyuz for transportation to space now that NASA’s shuttle program has ended featured; details given about the competition between the US and the Soviet Union and the cost for Americans to ride; scenes shown of Russia’s special training pool. [Astronaut Cady COLEMAN- says we couldn’t have a more dependable alternative.] [US space program manager Mark POLANSKY- reacts to living with his family in Russia after being a fighter pilot during the Cold War.] [Gagarin Training Center deputy chief Oleg KOTOV- responds to American resentment.]