This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Martin Fletcher) The explosion in downtown Oslo and the shooting rampage at a summer youth camp reviewed; scenes/photos shown of the bombed buildings, debris, the wounded, the resort island; details given about the arrest of a suspect. [Voices of witness Ayesha WOLASMAL, journalist Hendrik Pryser LIBELL- describe the scene.] [President OBAMA – says the international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror.] [NBC terrorism analyst Evan KOHLMANN- outlines possible culprits.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Live interview held with Norway’s TV2 Network correspondent Kadafi Zaman about the attack at the camp. [From Sollihoegda, Norway, ZAMAN – says the youths were connected to the Labor Party and a man disguised as a policeman entered the island and started shooting; notes undetonated explosives were found and they are still searching for survivors; describes the scene tonight.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) The extreme heat featured; details given about the impact on the power grid and the sewage spill that closed the Hudson River to swimmers and kayakers; scenes shown from New York City, a storm in Chicago, a fire in Pittsburgh; voice mail message from Con Edison played. [MAN, bike messenger Fernando RIVERA– react.] [New York City health commissioner Thomas FARLEY- warns people not to eat fish caught in the Hudson.] [PJM vice president Michael KORMOS- explains the decrease in demand.] [Pittsburgh FIREFIGHTER – states their clothes don’t allow their body heat to dissipate.] The death of West Point cadet Jacob Bower during a training exercise noted; photo shown.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Washington: Chris Warren) The weather forecast for the East Coast featured; animated map shown.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The breakdown in talks over the debt ceiling between President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner featured; Boehner’s letter to his colleagues quoted; details given of the view that the plan from the Gang of Six derailed the talks. [OBAMA – says it is hard to understand why Boehner would walk away.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: David Gregory) The collapse of negotiations and the likelihood Boehner and the Senate will come up with a deal discussed.
(Nairobi, Kenya: Rohit Kachroo) The crisis in Somalia featured; scenes shown of starving children, a refugee camp in Kenya; details given about the announcement from the Islamist militant group Al Shabaab that they will block foreign aid. [African Union envoy to Somalia Jerry ROWLINGS- says he is not sure many of the mothers and children will be alive in the next week or two.] [World Food Programme executive director Josette SHEERAN- notes WFP workers have died in Somalia trying to get food to a child.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) How viewers can help noted.
(Paducah, Kentucky: Ron Mott) Living Lands and Waters, an organization founded by Chad Pregracke when he was 17 to clean up rivers and plant trees, featured; scenes shown of volunteers and a boatload of trash. [PREGRACKE – says it’s dirty and nasty but it’s good; outlines the items they’ve found.] [AEP River operations president Mark KNOY- says he bugged the heck out of us for help.] [Marquette Transportation Co. John ECKSTEIN- states being around Chad is intoxicating.]