This program is about 1 hour long
(Colorado Springs: Martin Savidge) The historic Colorado fire that is now partially contained featured; scenes shown of burning homes, smoke and flames. What the small fire departments face as fires churn through the houses in Colorado discussed.
(Studio: John King) Live interview held with "National Geographic"'s Mark Thiessen about fires; scenes shown of him videotaping a burning house. [THIESSEN - describes what happens in these fires: how the house is the most flammable thing.]
(Studio: John King) Report introduced.
(Grand Junction, Colorado: Gary Tuchman) The smokejumpers, the firefighting elite who work inside wildfires, profiled; scenes shown of them on the job: skydiving into fires. [Smokejumpers Jerran FLINDERS, Steve STROUD, Philip LIND- comment on the job, the gear, a jumping accident.]
(San Francisco: Drew Griffin) The costly reality of high-speed rail in America examined; scenes shown from California where a bullet train was supposed to link San Francisco and Los Angeles, but has not happened; details given about the passage of the state bond measure in 2008 and the federal dollars from President Obama's administration. [Retired judge Quentin KOPP- says the rail bill goes back to 1992, but the plan collapsed: "the great train robbery."] [Transportation Secretary Ray LaHOOD - explains the 4-year investment in California high-speed rail.] A statement about the California high-speed rail program quoted. [California High Speed Rail Authority chairman Dan RICHARD- talks about the prospects.]
(Studio: John King) The uncertainty about the high-speed rail plan noted.
(Studio: Isha Sesay) What will be in the US aid package to the rebels in Syria now that chemical weapons have been used; the six-month anniversary for the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre; a judge's ruling that a Steubenville, Ohio, teen Trent Mayes convicted of raping a girl will be classified as a sex offender and the condition of Massachusetts transit officer Richard Donohue, who was shot in the shootout in Watertown, reported.
(No location given: Anderson Cooper) An amazing look via a CNN special at Kristin Beck, the former Navy SEAL Chris Beck, a transgender since he/she left the military, previewed; scenes shown from her life. [BECK - talks about her life as a woman, her job as a firearms instructor, at a bar, on the street as a woman.]
(Wyoming: Kyung Lah) The discovery of the bones of three dinosaurs at a dig in Wyoming featured; scenes shown of triceratops bones that are 67,000,000 years old; details given about fossil hunter Pete Larson's past imprisonment. [LARSON - talks about the bone hunt: they are monsters that were once alive.]
(Studio: John King; Los Angeles: Kyung Lah) The problems with piecing together the bones and how many dinosaurs Larson has found discussed.
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The apology note from the Santa Monica, California; gunman John Zawahri about the family killings; video of the Castro brothers in custody when Ariel Castro was arrested for kidnapping; a Lego tribute to the London underground and the copyright battle over "Happy Birthday to You."