This program is 29 minutes long
(Jacksonville Beach, Florida: Mike Seidel) The impact of Tropical Storm Beryl in the Southeast reviewed; scenes shown of rain, high waves, kite-surfing on Fernandina Beach, Florida, downed trees and power lines, flooding; details given about rip current rescues; map shown of the storm’s projected path. [2 TOURISTS, RESIDENT – comment.] [Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Alvin BROWN- comments on repair work.]
(Studio: Savannah Guthrie) Report introduced.
(St. Simons Island, Georgia: Jim Cantore) The record heat across much of the country featured; details given about health problems at the Indianapolis 500 auto race; temperature map shown.
(Tel Aviv: Richard Engel) The unrest in Syria updated scenes shown of the fighting in Homs and Hama, the chaos in Houla; details given about the U.N.’s condemnation of the Houla massacre and Russia’s stance on regime change. [U.N.'s Kofi ANNAN- reacts to the Houla incident.] [British Foreign Secretary William HAGUE- criticizes Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s regime for committing atrocities and blaming the people.]
(White House: Kristen Welker) The campaigning by President Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney this Memorial Day reviewed; scenes shown of Romney with Senator John McCain, Obama at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; details given about Obama’s push for Congress to pass tax breaks for companies that hire veterans and the role of veteran voters. [ROMNEY – says the world is not a safe place.] [OBAMA – speaks of the national shame after the Vietnam war.] [“Washington Post” Chris CILLIZZA- comments on the race.]
(Downers Grove, Illinois: Kevin Tibbles) Memorial Day tributes honoring fallen servicemembers reviewed; scenes shown of parades, President Obama laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, an Honor Guard salute in Mt. Vernon, New York, a ceremony for African American veterans in Philadelphia, the reading of names of local war dead in Downers Grove, Illinois. [Vietnam war veteran Ray ADAMS, 2 PARENTS, Philadelphia Mayor Michael NUTTER- comment.] [Bugler Alan LARSON- comments on the playing of Taps.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The decrease in study time among college students examined; statistics from the National Survey of Student Engagement cited; details given about the role of technology. [Students Dan MALDONADO, Margie CADET, Barnard College junior Becca LITVIN, Columbia University junior Sydney MOFFAT, California State University at Northridge senior Lauren GLAZER- review their study habits.] [Indiana University Jillian KINZIE- says what students put into their education is a good measure of the value they get out of it.] [Cal State Northridge vice provost Cynthia RAWITCH- says the majority of her students are working.]
(Billings, Montana: Miguel Almaguer) The story of Erma Klatt, who volunteers as a foster grandmother at Big Sky Elementary School in Billings, Montana, presented; details given about her work as a teenager during World War II and her family’s military record. [KLATT – says children keep her young and healthy; talks about her early life as a foster child.] [Granddaughter Lt. Col. Michelle MURRAY, foster grandparent program director Barbara BRADY- comment on Erma.]