This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Gabe Gutierrez) The brutal Western heat wave featured; scenes shown of a cooling center in Los Angeles, a traffic jam caused by a heat-related power outage, Phoenix zoo animals; predicted temperatures for Las Vegas & Death Valley cited; details given about the shortage of fans & air conditioners in Alaska. [WOMAN, Los Angeles senior Euna BAYER air conditioning REPAIRMAN, Milt & Edie's Drycleaners manager Robert SHAPIRO, MAN – comment.] [NASA administrator for science John GRUNSFELD- says the globe is getting warmer due to the buildup of greenhouse gasses.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Las Vegas: Mike Seidel) The role of the jet stream in the high temperatures in the West and the cooler temperatures in the East featured; diagrams/maps shown; temperatures cited; scenes shown of the floods; details given about heat precautions in Las Vegas.
(Sanford, Florida: Ron Mott) The Florida trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin reviewed; scenes shown from the courtroom; details given about the dispute over who was on top during the fight; 911 call played. [Defense attorney Mark O’MARA, prosecutor Bernie de la RIONDA– question witnesses John Good & Jonathan Manalo.] [GOOD, MANALO – describe what happened.] [NBC legal analyst Lisa BLOOM- assesses the testimony.]
(New York: Kate Snow) The health of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who received a second lung transplant after the first one failed, featured; details recalled about how she got on the adult donor list. [Mother Janet MURNAGHAN- recounts what happened.] [Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Dr. Jeffrey KAHN- says we should not make special rules for individuals who have the ability to get their case into the public eye.]
(Washington: Michael Isikoff) The investigation of retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright for leaking information about the secret Stuxnet cyber-attack against Iran’s nuclear program reviewed; details given about his abrupt resignation from the Defense Policy Board; statement from Cartwright’s lawyer Gregory Craig quoted. [Attorney General Eric HOLDER – declines to comment on the investigation.] [Brookings Institution Peter SINGER – comments on Cartwright’s role in US cyber warfare.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The plan for interest rates on student loans to double on Monday after Congress failed to take action featured; scenes shown of a protest in Washington, DC; details given about how to find scholarships. [Parents Brian & Sylvia HASTY- comment.] [College Board Higher Education vice president John MONTOYA- says many families would qualify for financial aid who are not applying.] [Financial aid expert Mark KANTROWITZ- advises living like a student while in school.]
(Alexandra Township, South Africa: Ron Allen) The story of Yusuf Randera-Rees, a graduate of Harvard and Oxford who left a six-figure job on Wall Street to come home to Alexandra Township in South Africa to help business entrepreneurs through his Awethu Project, presented. [RANDERA-REES – says in terms of their expertise at their business they can be as good as Harvard or Oxford.] [Business owner Chris PIENAAR- talks about branching out.] [Business owner Sekhabile LEKGOATE- says it’s about hard work.]