This program is 29 minutes long
(Berlin: Chuck Todd) Obama’s proposal for the US & Russia to reduce their nuclear arsenals examined; scenes shown of him speaking behind a bulletproof glass wall and with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-8 Summit 2 days ago. [OBAMA – says citizens choose whether to be defined by a wall or tear it down.] [In earlier press conference, OBAMA – says people don’t always do what you want.]
(Colorado Springs: Gabe Gutierrez) The battle against the wildfires in the West featured; scenes shown of smoke & flames near Prescott, Arizona and Yosemite National Park, aircraft, a neighborhood devastated by Colorado’s Black Forest Fire; map shown. [Incident commander Tony SCIACCA, Colorado homeowners Heather DUBOIS, Tim JONES – comment.]
(Chicago: John Yang) A report on the state of the nation’s aging bridges reviewed; scenes shown of the temporary span on the Skagit River bridge, which collapsed last month, and the deadly 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis; statistics cited; details given about the cost of repairs. [Transportation for America co-chair John Robert SMITH- cites the number of trips over structurally deficient bridges.] [Chicago transportation commissioner Gabe KLEIN- says we have a lot of infrastructure we need to rebuild.] [Reason Foundation Baruch FEIGENBAUM- comments on the drop in structurally deficient bridges.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) Calls for a new investigation into the explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 17 years ago featured; footage shown of the plane in the water off Long Island; details given about claims the government covered up evidence of a missile. [Former NTSB investigator Hank HUGHES- says he believes it was an explosion from the outside of the aircraft.] [Former NBC aviation correspondent Robert HAGER, former NTSB investigator Tom HAUETER- express skepticism about a bomb or missile.] The new film “TWA Flight 800” mentioned.
(Boston: Ron Allen) The trial in Boston of mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger for money laundering, extortion & murder featured; photos & courtroom sketches shown; clips shown from “The Departed,” which was inspired by Bulger’s exploits; details given about the plan for former associate John “The Executioner” Martorano to testify against him. [“Whitey” co-author Dick LEHR- says a corrupt band of agents enable Bulger to rise to power and then watched his back.] [Murder victim’s father Thomas HUSSEY- speaks of closure.] [“Boston Globe” reporter Shelley MURPHY- says he always tried to perpetuate the reputation of being a good bad guy.]
(No location given: Anne Thompson) The bond between Ron Brassard and Rob Wheeler after Rob helped Ron, who was injured in the bombing at the Boston Marathon, updated; photo shown of Rob tying his shirt around Ron’s injured leg; scenes shown of Ron attending Wheeler's graduation from Framingham State University. [Framingham president Dr. Timothy FLANAGAN- recognizes Wheeler and the Brassard family.] [WHEELER – says he thinks about the kindness he’s seen every day.] [BRASSARD – says we’re happy we ran into each other on that day.]