This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The race for president between Mitt Romney and President Obama featured; details given of the speculation over Romney’s running mate with candidates including Representative Paul Ryan, Senator Rob Portman and former Governor Tim Pawlenty; campaign ads shown; poll findings cited. [ROMNEY – says this is a defining election for America; speaks against negative campaigning.] [RYAN – says we have a high-stakes election.] [PORTMAN – says he’s ready for this decision to be made.]
(The Weather Channel: Mike Seidel) The severe weather in the Northeast, including a tornado on Long Island, New York, and the heat in the Midwest reviewed; maps shown.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The impact of the drought reviewed; details given about the sober assessment of the corn and soybean crops; drought map shown. [Kansas rancher Guy PICKARD- comments on the lack of rain.] [Agricultural economist Scott BROWN- predicts feed expenses will triple.] [The Weather Channel’s Kelly CASS- says this is the most extreme drought since 1956.] [Washington, DC farmer’s market vendor Nony DUTTON- notes the increase in fruit prices.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The deaths of 3 US Marines who were shot by an Afghan police officer in Afghanistan featured; animation shown; figures on Americans killed by Afghan forces cited.
(Northern Syria: Richard Engel) The fighting between government troops and rebels in Syria reviewed; scenes shown of fighting in Aleppo, refugees, ruined buildings in the town of Anadan.
(Oak Creek, Wisconsin: John Yang) The memorial service in Oak Creek, Wisconsin for victims of the Sikh temple shooting rampage by Wade Page reviewed; scenes shown from the service; victims’ photos shown. [Victim’s RELATIVES, Attorney General Eric HOLDER – speak.]
(London: Jim Maceda) The American track relay teams’ past problems with passing the baton reviewed; scenes shown of runners dropping the stick. [NBC Olympics marathon reporter Lewis JOHNSON- comments on the struggle.] [Sprinter Lauryn WILLIAMS- says somebody’s got a voodoo doll on the US.] [NBC Olympics track and field analyst Ato BOLDON- says high school mistakes have been made.] [Track coach Alfredo MELAO- says practice time after time.]