This program is 28 minutes long
(Chicago: John Yang) The impact of the extreme heat featured; scenes shown of 4th of July parades; details given about record-high temperatures, the decision to cut St. Paul, Minnesota’s half marathon to 5 miles and the power outages after the storms in the East; maps shown. [Several PEOPLE – react.] [The Weather Channel’s Kelly CASS- comments on the unprecedented temperatures.] [Chevy Chase, Maryland supermarket owner Jason KIRSCH- says we’ve lost everything that required refrigeration.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.
(The Weather Channel: Kelly Cass) The weather forecast featured; maps and diagrams shown.
(Los Angeles: Kristen Dahlgren) The efforts to contain the wildfires in the West updated; scenes shown of fires in Montana, Utah, California and Colorado, fireworks patrols; map shown; details given about bans on fireworks and shooting. [Lewis and Clark County Brian LaMOURE, homeowner Blaine HUDSON- comment.] [Gun enthusiast Ben ROMNEY- opposes the shooting ban.]
(White House: Kristen Welker) The activities of President Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney this 4th of July reviewed; scenes shown of a naturalization ceremony at the White House with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano swearing in new citizens and of Romney in New Hampshire. [OBAMA – says we still need a Dream Act and America’s success demands immigration reform.] [ROMNEY – says requiring people to pay a fee for not buying health insurance is a tax.] [Earlier, Romney campaign adviser Eric FEHRNSTROM- says Romney disagrees with the ruling that the mandate was a tax.] Obama’s upcoming bus tour with Republican Governors Tim Pawlenty and Bobby Jindal shadowing him noted.
(New York: Mara Schiavocampo) The discovery of the subatomic Higgs boson "God particle" that gives all matter in the universe its size and shape featured; scenes shown of the announcement in Geneva and the Large Hadron Collider; YouTube videos shown. [Theoretical physicist Michio KAKU- says we think the Higgs boson was the match that set off this cosmic explosion which created everything; says there could be other universes.] [Physicist Peter HIGGS- reacts.]
(Medford, Oregon: Miguel Almaguer) Oregon’s “Electric Highway,” a 200-mile stretch of Interstate 5 that includes a series of free electric car charging stations, featured. [Drivers Justin DENLEY, Bruce SARGENT- comment.] [Oregon transportation department Art JAMES- says we have funding for another 35 fast chargers.]
(San Pedro, California: Mike Taibbi) This weekend’s opening in San Pedro, California of the World War II battleship USS Iowa as a museum featured; footage shown; details given about the Iowa’s role in battles against the Japanese in the Pacific and the 1982 turret explosion that killed 47 men. [Veterans John WOLFENBARGER, Mike MacINTAGGART- comment. ] [Pacific Battleship Center president Robert KENT- says we’re bringing a close to a class of ships that no longer sail the seas.]