This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Erin McPike) The status of the efforts to reach a deal on a budget and avoid a government shutdown updated. [Representatives Peter KING, David SCOTT- comment on the political differences.]
(Studio: Martin Savidge) Report introduced.
(New York: Margaret Conley) The impact of a shutdown on the economy featured; details given about the likely effect on national parks, passport & visa services, veteran benefits and government workers’ paychecks.
(Philadelphia: Don Lemon) Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program that focuses on community development by painting murals in crime-ridden neighborhoods featured; details given about Michael Whittington’s involvement in the shooting of Kevin Johnson; scenes shown of the mural painted in Johnson’s honor. [WHITTINGTON – says Johnson forgave him and they became friends; says he tries to help young people.] [Program executive director Jane GOLDEN- recounts Whittington meeting with Johnson.]
(Nairobi: David McKenzie) The Al Shabab group featured; propaganda video of a beheading shown; details given about their recruiting of jihadists from Somalia and beyond. [Human rights activist Hassan Shire SHEIKH- says they shoot, kill and maim.] [International Crisis Group Rashid ABDI- says it is a deadly organizaiton.]
(New York: Rosa Flores) The firing of Gilberton, Pennsylvania police chief Mark Kessler, whose profanity-laced pro-gun videos on YouTube went viral, featured; scenes shown of Kessler cursing and firing weapons. [KESSLER – reacts.] What Kessler will do if his appeal is denied discussed.
(Charleston, South Carolina: Ed Lavandera) The return of a College of Charleston class ring to Robert Phillips, who has terminal cancer, featured; details given about how he lost the ring in the Cooper River in 1974; scenes shown of scuba diver Brian Tovin presenting Phillips with the ring. [TOVIN - comments on finding the ring.] [Son Eric PHILLIPS- says he talked about the ring because it was a gift from his mother.] [R. PHILLIPS – reacts to getting the ring back.]