This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Anne Thompson) The drought crisis featured; map of drought disaster areas shown; details given of concerns about wildfires; scenes shown of parched corn, dead fish; statistics on soybeans, hay and cattle lands cited. [Texas Forest Service Jim ROONI- comments on the loss of trees.] [Minnesota MAN – comments on the heat.] [Natural Resources Defense Council Steve FLEICHILI- says under a changing climate droughts will be more frequent and more intense.]
(Arihah, Syria: Richard Engel) The fighting in Syria between the rebels and the regime updated; scenes shown of attack helicopters over Arihah, fleeing civilians, a rebel media center, bodies in a mosque with ice on them, grieving relatives; details given about the rebel attack on government forces moving toward Aleppo.
(London: Brian Williams) The reporter’s departure to safety and President Obama’s order calling for clandestine US forces to support the rebels noted.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The provision in the health care law involving preventative care for women, including free checkups and contraception, featured; details given of the political fight over birth control. [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Paula JOHNSON- says this will make preventative care more accessible.] [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS – says no woman should have to choose between seeing the doctor and putting food on the table.] [Representative Ann Marie BUERKLE- says this is an assault on our First Amendment rights.] [Representative Ben QUAYLE- says our religious freedom is under attack.]
(London: Kevin Tibbles) The day’s events at the London Olympics reviewed; details given about the ejection of badminton teams for trying to lose in order to draw an easier opponent in the next round, the gold medal for the US women’s gymnastics team, President Obama’s calls to the gymnasts and swimmer Michael Phelps, gold medals for Britain for women rowers and cyclist Bradley Wiggins; the gold-lit Tower Bridge; scenes shown of the events and of London Mayor Boris Johnson getting stuck on a zipline; Obama’s Tweet about Phelps quoted. [Press Assn. badminton reporter Andy HAMPSON, British WOMAN – react.]
(London: Brian Williams) The medal count outlined on screen.
(Chicago: John Yang) The firestorm over Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy††’s public opposition to gay marriage featured; scenes shown of lines of supporters at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country in response to calls from conservatives, including Mike Huckabee; details given about opposition to Chick-fil-A from some Mayors and the decision of the Jim Henson Company to drop out of deal to create Muppet toys for the chain. [2 PEOPLE – comment.] [On Christian radio, voice of CATHY – says we are inviting God’s judgment...] [Washington, DC Mayor Vincent GRAY†- states there is no place in the city for people who don’t support human rights.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – says you don’t want to ask political or religious beliefs before you issue a permit.] [Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management Tim CALKINS†- says the last thing a brand wants to do is get on one side or the other of a controversial topic.]
(London: Chris Jansing) American gymnast John Orozco profiled; family movies and photos shown; scenes shown from his neighborhood in the Bronx, New York; details given about the hardships he faced; music video “The Fighter” shown. [Parents William and Damaris OROZCO- comment on John.] [J. OROZCO – comments on his Olympic dream; recalls being attacked by thugs; says he wanted to create a better life for his family.]