This program is 29 minutes long
(Bellefonte, Pennsylvania: John Yang) Testimony from Victim 4 in the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky reviewed; courtroom sketches shown as remarks from the victim, prosecutor Joseph McGettigan†† and defense attorney Joe Amendola†† are reviewed; details given of the defense strategy. [NBC legal analyst Wesley OLIVER†- comments on the day’s proceedings.] [NBC’s Michael ISIKOFF – states internal Penn State e-mails could lead to new charges against university officials.]
(Bellvue, Colorado: Charles Hadlock) The out-of-control High Park fire in Colorado featured; scenes shown of the flames, aircraft dropping retardant; satellite pictures shown of the smoke. [Larimer County Sheriff’s Office executive officer Nick CHRISTENSEN- describes the aggressive fire.] [Bellvue resident Jeremy FOREMAN- comments on his efforts to protect his house.] [Residents Carolyn SCHULTZ, WOMAN comment.] [Incident commander Bill HAHNENBERG- says the hope for containment today is tenuous.] The Little Bear fire in New Mexico, where an orphaned bear cub who was named Smokey Bear and became the symbol of the US Forest Service was found in 1950, shown.
(Cairo: Richard Engel) The crisis in Syria updated; details given of reports that Bashir al-Assad’s regime is “wobbling” with gun battles close to the presidential palace in Damascus amid a developing civil war between Sunnis and Shiites.
(Studio: Anne Thompson) The drop in median family net worth examined; figures on worth, earnings and families that saved cited. [Peterson Institute for International Economics Fred BERGSTEN-assesses the impact on the economic recovery.]
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) Large-scale theft from retail stores of items that are later resold examined; surveillance videos shown; details given about the pricing for a stolen bottle of Tide detergent. [Kroger Co. Organized Retail Crime Division Dennis DANSAK- says it’s high reward and low risk.] [LAPD Detective Kent ODA- explains how the crime crews work.] [National Retail Federation Joseph LaROCCA- says the costs of theft and crime are passed down to consumers.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The increased risk of stroke from the lack of sleep examined; the drop in people getting at least 8 hours of sleep cited. [University of Alabama at Birmingham Dr. Megan RUITER- describes the impact of sleep loss on the body.] [3 PEOPLE – comment.] [University of Pennsylvania Dr. Philip GEHRMAN- says it’s making a commitment to stopping activities earlier.]