This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Chris Jansing) The historic day at the London Olympics reviewed; details given about the victories for the US women’s soccer team, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and 17-year-old American boxer Claressa Shields, and about the South African relay team that includes amputee runner Oscar Pistorius, and American Manteo Mitchell’s courageous run with a broken leg; scenes shown of the sporting events, the celebration at Jamaica House in London. [Soccer player Abby WAMBACH, BOLT, SHIELDS – comment.] The cheering for American sprinter Allyson Felix noted.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The shakeup at the Susan G. Komen Foundation with Nancy Brinker† stepping down as CEO in the wake of the controversy over funding for Planned Parenthood examined; details given about the drop in donations and participation in Races for the Cure; reactions from Facebook users quoted. [Komen Puget Sound executive director Cheryl SHAW†- says this is a path to recovery.] [Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Melissa BERMAN†- says change at the top was needed.] [Former Komen Greater New York City board member Eve ELLIS†- says it’s window dressing and PR.]
(Syria-Turkey border: Richard Engel) The refugee crisis in Syria as people flee the fighting in Aleppo featured; scenes shown of refugees in a school; details given about the attacks on Sunni Muslim neighborhoods and the view that the government is trying to create sectarian hatred.
(With NBC’s Chuck Todd, ROMNEY – says he expects to have a person with strength of character and vision for the country.]
(Redding, California: Stephanie Gosk) US soccer player Megan Rapinoe profiled; scenes shown of her playing in the London Olympics and at home in Redding, California; home movies shown. [Teammates Abby WAMBACH, Alex MORGAN, father Jim RAPINOE- comment on Rapinoe.] [RAPINOE – comments on her ability, her personality, her decision to come out as gay.]
(London: Tom Brokaw) The affection of Americans for everything British featured; details given about the fascination with royalty, British music and film, the Harry Potter books; excerpts shown from the TV show “Downton Abbey”; scenes shown from the London Olympics. [Actress Tracey ULLMAN- comments on Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton.] [BBC correspondent Katty KAY- notes the British enjoy American products; says we don’t understand the role of government.]