This program is 29 minutes long
(Tucson: Miguel Almaguer) The guilty plea from Jared Loughner in the January 2011 Tucson shooting that killed 6 and wounded others, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, examined; courtroom sketches shown; details given about the testimony from Dr. Christina Pietz about Loughner’s mental state; remarks from Judge Larry Burns and statement from Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly quoted. [FBI James TURGAL- says he will spend the remainder of his life in prison.] [Survivors Pam SIMON, Suzi HILEMAN- react.]
(Oak Creek, Wisconsin: John Yang) The investigation into Wade Page’s shooting rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin reviewed; scenes shown of the Indian Ambassador visiting with victims’ families and a vigil. [Page’s stepmother Laura PAGE††- wonders about his involvement with white supremacists.] [The Sikh Coalition Amardeep SINGH†- comments on hate crime.] [Sikh MAN – expresses gratitude for the community support.] [Oak Creek resident Peggy RENNER-HOWELL††- says this hatred cannot be tolerated.]
(Syria-Turkey border: Richard Engel) The efforts of foreign fighters, including Al Qaeda, to team up with the rebels in Syria featured; map shown; scenes shown of fighters from Chechnya and of President Bashir al-Assad on state TV; details given of the mixed views on the Al Qaeda fighters.
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The nastiness of the presidential campaign featured; anti-President Obama ad shown; details given about the rumor that Mitt Romney is considering CIA director Gen. David Petraeus as his running mate. [OBAMA – says it’s "Romney Hood.”] [ROMNEY – says "Obamaloney."] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – calls Romney’s ad false and dishonest.] [August 2, Senator Harry REID – says Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years.] [Today, ROMNEY – responds to Reid.] The short list for Romney’s vice presidential candidates outlined.
(London: Chris Jansing) The impact of the performances of women athletes at the London Olympics on girls across the US featured; scenes shown of gymnasts Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, soccer player Alex Morgan, swimmers Katie Ledecky†† and Missy Franklin, archer Miranda Leek† and pole vaulter Jenn Suhr††.[RAISMAN, DOUGLAS MORGAN, LEEK, 3 GIRLS – comment.] [“Washington Post” Sally JENKINS†- says strong is getting prettier and prettier.] Statistics on women executives that played sports cited.