This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O'Donnell) The House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation in Mexico examined; details given of President Obama's use of executive privilege and questions about a cover-up. [Representative Darrell ISSA††- says he has refused to cooperate.] [Representatives Jason CHAFFETZ†, Carolyn MALONEY†- say it shouldn’t have come to this.] [Representative Scott DESJARLAIS†- says the families of Brian Terry and slain Mexicans don’t care that this is an election year.] [Representative Dan BURTON†- comments on the investigation.] [Representative Elijah CUMMINGS†- defends Holder.]
(Bellefonte, Pennsylvania: John Yang) The child sex abuse trial of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky in which the defense rested without Sandusky taking the stand featured; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; details given about the defense arguments that investigators influenced accusers and that the victims were motivated by money; testimony quoted.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Savannah Guthrie) The difficulty for the defense discussed.
(Coney Island, New York: Anne Thompson) The impact of the extreme heat featured; temperature map shown; details given about the air pollution warning in Phoenix. [North Bergen Parks Department Rodney REYES- comments on the hospitalization of 2 students for heat exposure during graduation at New Jersey’s North Bergen High School.] [The Weather Channel’s Eric FISHER- comments on the heat index.] [Former pitcher Steve TROUT- comments on baseball campers and sunscreen.] [Washington, DC TOURISTS – comment.] [Howell, New Jersey WOMAN – comments on school ending early.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – comments on monitoring schools that have no air conditioning.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Duluth: Janel Klein) The massive flooding in Duluth, Minnesota after heavy rains featured; scenes shown of water in the streets, cars in sinkholes, the flooded zoo where seals were swept into the street and a polar bear escaped.
(Cairo: Richard Engel) The power struggle after the disputed presidential election in Egypt and questions about the condition of former President Hosni Mubarak updated.
(Studio: Kate Snow) The burden for the families of the new generation of young suburban heroin addicts featured; statistics on heroin deaths in Will County, Illinois cited. [Father of overdose victim John ROBERTS – talks about how easy it is to get heroin.] [Recovered teen heroin addict and mother Alyssa and Mary DEDRICK- talk about Alyssa’s journey.]
(Off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale: Kerry Sanders) The effort to save the coral reefs of Florida by growing corals in underwater nurseries featured; underwater scenes shown; map shown of locations where coral cuttings are placed. [Nova Southeastern University Liz LARSON†- notes being listed as an endangered species jump started funding.] [Nova Southeastern University Dave GILLIAM†- outlines the importance of coral.]