This program is 29 minutes long
(The Villages, Florida: Ron Mott) The Medicare debate in the 2012 presidential election campaign featured; scenes shown from The Villages, Florida. [With his mother, vice presidential candidate Representative Paul RYAN - campaigns on the Medicare issue.] [In New Hampshire, President OBAMA - campaigns against the Republicans on Medicare.] [Carrying signs, WOMAN, retiree Bill ESSINGTON- worry about Medicare.] [Voice of Mitt ROMNEY - speaks about Medicare.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: David Gregory) The Medicare conversation by the Republicans and the current take on Ryan being chosen as the Romney running mate discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage of the campaign on "Meet the Press" noted.
(Featherville, Idaho: Mike Taibbi) The brutal season of wildfires in the West featured; scenes shown from Idaho of the flames, the destruction in Washington state. [Trinity Ridge fire incident commander Rich HARVEY- promises to protect the community.] [Evacuee Suzanne DURANT, resident Kate BALDWIN - comment on the fire.]
(Istanbul, Turkey: Ayman Mohyeldin) The crisis in the war in Syria featured; scenes shown of the shelling and fighting in a village; details given about U.N. diplomacy. [U.N. special envoy to Syria Lakhdar BRAHIMI- comments on the desperate situation.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The reemergence of the city of Monument City, Indiana, that was flooded by a dam project as the drought caused the reservoir to recede featured; scenes of relics and drought state map shown. [Indiana department of natural resources Teresa RODY- talks about the towns that used to be.] [Monument City residents Dick ROTH, Mary Jo BOWLES- recall their school days.]
(New York: Michelle Franzen) The Little League baseball team from New Castle, Indiana, featured; scenes shown from the game and the hometown hard hit by the economy where money was raised for the team. [New Castle Little League Mike McKOWN- says the community has shrunk and this gets us in the national spotlight.]
(Watertown, New York: Ron Allen) The story of one decorated soldier, Capt. Zachariah Fike, determined to return purple hearts to families of the recipients presented; details given about his quest to return a medal belonging to Pvt. Corrado Piccoli; photos shown of the Piccoli family receiving the returned medal. [FIKE - says the medals contain identification and symbolize a lot.] [Mother Joyce FIKE- comments on her son.] [Piccoli's sister Adeline ROCKKO- talks about her brother.]