This program is 29 minutes long
(Astoria, New York: Rehema Ellis) The impact of the extreme heat reviewed; scenes shown of buckled highways, melted asphalt, cracked earth, fires, dead fish; average temperature for July 2012 cited; drought map shown; details given about the danger of wildfires and fish kills caused by high water temperatures. [NOAA’s Jake CROUCH- says we could be looking at a new normal.] [FARMER – reacts to the drought.] [HOMEOWNER – comments on losing his house to a fire.] The administration’s approval of funding to help those affected by the drought noted.
(Los Angeles: Kristen Dahlgren) The spike in gas prices following a fire at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California featured; scenes shown of the smoke and flames; average prices cited; details given about the ruptured pipeline from Wisconsin to Chicago. [2 DRIVERS – react.] [AAA Maria MONTGOMERY- says consumers are going to have to adjust their spending.]
(Syria-Turkey border: Richard Engel) The dire situation for the rebels and civilians in Aleppo, Syria as government troops advance featured; scenes shown of fighting.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) President Obama’s efforts to win support among women voters featured; scenes shown of him at a Denver rally with Sandra Fluke, who was denounced by radio host Rush Limbaugh for supporting contraception rights, and of Mitt Romney in Iowa; findings of a new NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll of unmarried women on Obama vs. Romney cited. [OBAMA – campaigns.] [LIMBAUGH – calls Fluke a “feminazi.”] [FLUKE – speaks.] [Former White House communications director Anita DUNN- notes the importance of women to both campaigns.] [Undecided voter Sloane HENRY- comments.] [June 15, Wife Ann ROMNEY – campaigns.]
(London: Kevin Tibbles) The day’s events at the London Olympics reviewed; details given about the gold medal performances of beach volleyball players Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings, who beat fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, and sprinter Allyson Felix, and about the frustration of hurdlers Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells over the attention given to 4th place finisher Lolo Jones; scenes shown of the celebration by German discus thrower Robert Harting. [WALSH-JENNINGS – comments.] [HARPER, WELLS – say the girls that earned their spot and got their medals prevailed.] [JONES – reacts to the criticism of her athletic ability.] [ZDF German television Eike SCHULZ- compares Harting to the Incredible Hulk.]
(Greenfield, Massachusetts: Anne Thompson) American wrestler Elena Pirozhkova profiled; scenes shown of her training at the Olympic Center in Colorado Springs and her family farm in Massachusetts; details given about her family’s journey from Siberia to America [PIROZHKOVA – talks about her family and their struggles; says she wants to buy her mom a house; comments on her Olympic dream in London.]
(London: Chris Jansing) The displays of good sportsmanship and courage at the London Olympics featured; scenes shown of US gymnast Jordyn Wieber celebrating the victory for teammate Gabby Douglas, Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang hopping on one leg after falling and being helped by runners from Britain and Spain, Grenada's gold medalist Kirani James exchanging name tags with South African amputee runner Oscar Pistorius, Jamaican champion Usain Bolt pausing during an interview while the American anthem played for Sanya Richards-Ross. [MAN – comments on the cheering for the last-place rower from Niger.] [London 2012 Committee Sebastian COE- says it’s an opportunity for all nations to celebrate the things we hold dear.] [PISTORIUS – say it epitomizes what the Olympic movement is about.] American swimmer Dana Vollmer’s visit to a London hospital with her gold medals noted.