This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Ginger Zee) The economic impact of the bad corn crop on food and biofuel prices examined; scenes shown of the low Mississippi River. [Illinois farmer John KIEFNER- shows his corn.] [Pig producer Jan HEUBER- predicts shortages.] The prediction of above average rainfall and the status of Tropical Storm Ernesto discussed; map shown.
(Washington: David Kerley) The runway collision at the Washington, DC, airport featured; recent airport collisions between small and large aircraft shown. [ABC News consultant retired Col. Stephen GANYARD- comments on these accidents.]
(On the campaign trail: Jonathan Karl) The impact of negative ads on the Romney campaign examined; political ads about Romney's taxes, the Joe Soptic ad and the Romney response ad shown. [Recently, in response to Karl's query, White House press secretary Jay CARNEY- comments.] The upcoming schedule for Romney's campaign outlined on screen.
(Studio: David Muir) The guests and topics on "This Week" noted.
(Studio: Bianna Golodryga) The US housing market and why mortgages are hard to get examined; scenes shown from New Jersey. [Vikki Healey Properties sales associate Dominie HEALEY- talks about the demand for starter homes.] [Trulia economist Jed KOLKO- comments on home buying.] [Home buyer Christina GARCIA - comments.]
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) An alarming series of attacks on US soldiers in Afghanistan featured; scenes and photos shown of a truck bomb exploding, soldiers defecting to the Taliban and three slain US military leaders. [Former Army vice chief of staff retired Gen. Peter CHIARELLI- talks about trust and the loss of senior individuals.]
(London: Bill Weir) The results from the Olympic Games reviewed; scenes and photos shown of South African "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius, the track winners, including the American women's relay team and the London facilities; details given about the feud between runners Usain Bolt and Carl Lewis and the role of social media here.
(Studio: Ginger Zee) The "lightning chasers" seeking the best pictures featured; scenes shown of the hunt by stormchasers and the monster camera inside a mobile laboratory tracking lightning strikes across several states. [Lightning chaser Tim SAMARAS- calls this a final frontier of meteorology.]