This program is about 1 hour long
(Yosemite, California: Nick Valencia) The battle against the fire reviewed; scenes shown of burning trees, firefighters in Yosemite and Tuolumne County.
(Studio: Don Lemon) The state of emergency in San Francisco noted; numbers of firefighters involved and threatened structures cited.
(Damascus: Fred Pleitgen) The claim from Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s regime that the rebels are using chemical weapons against them featured; scenes shown of a purported rebel chemicals weapons stash, a Syrian soldier demonstrating his gas mask, fighting in Jobar, distressed citizens & bodies in Ghouta; details given about U.N. efforts to persuade the government to let inspectors visit the site of the latest attack. [In Istanbul, Syrian National Coalition spokesman Khalid al-SALEH- asks President Obama to be responsible at a personal level and a country level.]
(Washington: Chris Lawrence) The march in Washington today to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream" speech reviewed; scenes shown. [Rainbow Push Coalition president Rev. Jesse JACKSON; Attorney General Eric HOLDER; Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory BOOKER; Representative John LEWIS; King’s children Martin Luther KING III, Bernice KING- speak.]
(Studio: Don Lemon) Live discussion held with National Urban League president Marc Morial about today’s African American leaders. [From Washington, MORIAL – says Dr. King is irreplaceable as a singular personality; says we have many who King has influenced & inspired; comments on the speeches by Lewis, Myrlie Evers-Williams & Rev. Al Sharpton; talks about his 21st Century Agenda for Jobs and Freedom; suggests Sharpton was referencing the need to confront self-negativity and self-genocide.]
(Santee, California: Stephanie Elam) The memorial service in Santee, California for Christine & Ethan reviewed; scenes shown of Hannah greeting people. [Speaker Rev. Kevin CASEY- speaks of the horrific murders of “Tina” & Ethan.]
(No location given: Laurie Segall) The growing trend of biometric security featured; details given about how iris scanning is catching on at colleges and schools; scenes shown of elementary school kids scanning their eyes on a school bus and an airport scanner. [Winthrop University James HAMMOND†- says iris scanning has a high level of accuracy.] [Winthrop University nursery school parent Page BOWDEN†- says the level of security is a comfort.] [BlinkSpot vice president Michael HAGAN†- says when the child enters or exits the bus, the parent will get an e-mail or text message, the child’s photograph, a Google map and the time & date.] [Eyelock chief marketing officer Anthony ANTOLINO†- says our algorithms will find the best images of right & left eye.] [Winthrop University parent Don KESTERSON†- wonders where the database is going to go.]
(Studio: Don Lemon, Laurie Segall) The current work by Eyelock and rumors that Apple’s new iPhone will have a fingerprint scanner discussed.
(No location given: Alison Kosik) President Obama’s plan to make higher education more affordable by creating a rating system for colleges & universities that includes what graduates make after leaving and how much debt they carry after they graduate and then tie the ranking to federal aid featured; average debt for New York University students and the estimated cost for college for the class of 2034 cited. [OBAMA – comments on the rating system.]