This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) House hearings on the targeting of conservative political groups at the IRS with a new controversy brewing over wasteful spending on conferences reviewed; spending examples cited; video of IRS employees line dancing and a Star Trek spook shown. [Acting IRS commissioner Daniel WERFEL- speaks of restoring trust & accountability.] [Representative Tom GRAVES- questions Werfel.] Werfel’s plan for restoring trust discussed.
(El Reno, Oklahoma: Anna Werner) The deaths of storm chasers Tim & Paul Samaras & Carl Young while pursuing a tornado near El Reno, Oklahoma featured; video shown of accidents involving storm chasers; details given about the increased number of amateur storm chasers and “tornado tourists.” [Storm chaser Val CASTOR- talks about Tim; notes the influence of the movie “Twister.”] Why so many people are still missing discussed.
(Lancaster, California: Teresa Garcia) The battle against wildfires in California reviewed; scenes shown of the Powerhouse fire, burning homes; statistics showing an increase in fires cited. [Evacuee Jennifer STEWART, homeowner Ed MACK, US Forest Service Nathan JUDY- comment.]
(Istanbul: Holly Williams) The deadly anti-government protests in Turkey reviewed; scenes shown of clashes between protestors & police with water cannons & tear gas in Ankara and in Taksim Square in Istanbul; details given about anger aimed at Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan. [2 PROTESTORS – speak against the government.] The tensions between religiously conservative Turks & more moderate Turks discussed.
(Boston: Lee Woodruff) The story of Brannock and her sister Nicole Gross, who came to cheer on their mother, Carol Downing, in the marathon, presented; photos shown of Gross, who was also injured, on the ground after the attack. [GROSS, BRANNOCK, DOWNING – recount what happened; talk about the bomber and their relationship.]