This program is 29 minutes long
(Piedmont, Oklahoma: Mike Bettes) The forecast for more severe weather, including tornadoes and flash flooding, featured; maps/diagrams shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Oklahoma City: Janet Shamlian) The impact of the latest round of severe weather reviewed; scenes shown of tornado damage in Oklahoma & Arkansas, funnel clouds, flooding, the Powerhouse wildfire in California; photo shown of Scott County, Arkansas Sheriff Cody Carpenter, who died after being swept away by floodwaters in Y City; details given about the heat on the East Coast and the risk of more tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma & Joplin, Missouri. [Y City fire department Albert ROGERS, WOMAN, MAN - comment.] [The Weather Channel’s Chris WARREN- predicts major flooding.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) A fire in a Houston restaurant & motel that killed 4 firefighters featured; scenes shown. [OFFICIAL – notes in a collapse there is potential to lose many firefighters at one time.]
(Studio: Rehema Ellis) President Obama’s push to keep the interest rates low on federal student loans featured; scenes shown of Obama speaking at the White House surrounded by college students; details given about the plan for interest on Stafford Loans to double; average student loan debt cited. [OBAMA – speaks about additional debt.] [DePaul University student Melissa RUBIO- says she’s in a worse place than her parents were.] [New America Foundation Kevin CAREY- says we are sending a generation of young people into their lives with a negative net worth.]
(Key Largo, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The medical treatment of Sarah the dolphin, who provides therapy for children with disabilities, featured; scenes shown of Sarah with the kids and getting an MRI at the hospital. [Island Dolphin Care director Deena HOAGLAND, marine mammal veterinarian Dr. Michael RENNER- worry about Sarah.] [Infiniti Medical Dr. Jeffrey SOLOMON- explains the procedure.] [Down syndrome patient Randy KIRSCH- comments.]