This program is 29 minutes long
(Waterloo, Iowa: Kevin Tibbles) The impact of the drought on corn crops examined; corn crop condition map shown. [Iowa farmer Bob KAJEWSKI- comments.] [Illinois Farm Bureau president Philip NELSON- says we’re looking at cases of no crop.] [Dunkerton Grain Co-Op Wil MANWEILER- says we’ll have to ration corn usage.] [McGathey Commodities president Virginia McGATHEY- notes the importance of corn.] [SMU Cox School of Business economist Bernard WEINSTEIN- notes when the price of corn goes up it pushes up the price of almost everything.] [CNBC’s Steve LIESMAN- says any increase is going to hurt more than it normally would.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Eric Fisher) The extreme heat featured; temperature and drought maps shown.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The discovery of needles in sandwiches made by Gate Gourmet that were served on Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam, Netherlands to the US featured; photo shown; Delta statement quoted. [Passenger James TONJES- describes what happened.] [Royal Dutch Military Police Robert VAN KAPEL- says we are taking this very seriously.]
(Cairo: Ayman Mohyeldin) The fighting in Syria between the army and the rebels updated; scenes shown from Damascus.
(London: Stephanie Gosk) The admission by the G4S security contractor they failed to hire enough security guards for the Olympics in Britain featured; scenes shown of British soldiers and police on duty. [Before Parliament G4S CEO Nick BUCKLES- says he cannot disagree that this is a humiliating shambles.] [London 2012 chairman Lord COE- says our venues are safe and secure.] The deployment of TSA representatives to assist with American arrivals noted.
(Washington: Peter Alexander) Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s attack on President Obama accusing him of being anti-business featured; Obama ad targeting Romney’s personal finances shown; statement from Obama’s campaign quoted. [Last Friday, OBAMA – says if you have a business, you didn’t build it: somebody else made it happen.] [ROMNEY – says it’s insulting to every entrepreneur in America.] [Voice of Romney supporter John SUNUNU- says he wishes Obama would learn how to be an American.] Calls from the “National Review” and Texas Governor Rick Perry for Romney to release more tax returns noted.
(Brooklyn, New York: Katy Tur) The rescue of a 7-year-old autistic girl who fell from the third floor of a building by neighbor Steve St. Bernard†† featured; video shown. [ST. BERNARD –says any parent would have done the same.] [Daughter Tahani‡ ST.BERNARD – comments.]
(Westwood, New Jersey: Mara Schiavocampo) The story of Julie Ogden, who drove 14 hours to bring a dog she rescued from a shelter to the family who lost it, presented; details given about how the dog’s owner, Johnny “Pops” Stevenson, died while serving in Afghanistan. [OGDEN – says somebody really loved this dog.] [Son Terrell STEVENSON- says Savannah’s eyes are one-of-a-kind.] [Widow Belinda STEVENSON- talks about her husband and the dog.]