This program is 29 minutes long
(Cairo: Richard Engel) The tension in Egypt updated; scenes shown of the celebration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, jets releasing colors of the Egyptian flag, the swearing-in of the new president, police cracking down on Morsi supporters, the closed US embassy; cell phone video of Morsi shown; details given about the roundup of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and the criticism of US Ambassador Anne Patterson††. [WOMAN – says they are arresting people without good order.] The threats of violence from Morsi supporters discussed.
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) Report introduced.
(White House: Peter Alexander) The administration’s reaction reviewed; photo shown of President Obama with his national security team, including Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The celebration at the White House for Obama daughter Malia’s birthday this July 4th mentioned.
(Miami: Mark Potter) The cancellation of fireworks at military bases, including Ft. Bragg, Camp Lejeune, McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Pearl Harbor, this Fourth of July due to the sequester budget cuts featured. [WOMAN – reacts.] [Fort Bragg S/Sgt. Jeff WELLS- reads his essay that won a fireworks show hosted by Fayetteville, North Carolina.] [At a naturalization ceremony, Representative Ileana ROS-LEHTINEN- says we should not be taking it out on the military.] The plan to have fireworks at the Homestead Air Reserve base near Miami noted.
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) Independence Day celebrations noted; scenes shown of a parade in New Albany, Ohio, a diaper derby in Pennsylvania, an air show in St. Louis, naturalization ceremonies in Afghanistan for American soldiers born outside the US and at Mt. Vernon in Virginia.
(The Weather Channel: Crystal Egger) The impact of the severe weather and the forecast for the holiday weekend reviewed; rainfall totals & temperatures cited; maps shown.
(Prescott, Arizona: Miguel Almaguer) The progress against the Yarnell fire in Arizona that killed 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots updated; scenes shown of flags at half-staff in Prescott, the flames; map shown of fires in the West; before & after photo of the town of Yarnell shown. [Eric Marsh’s widow Amanda MARSH††, William Warneke†’s grandfather Jack WARNEKE†- comment.] [Fire behavior expert Stewart TURNER†- comments on the role of the wind.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The weapons being confiscated at airport security featured; scenes shown of spears, swords, knives, grenades and guns; photo shown of golfer Kris Blanks††, who was arrested for having a handgun; details given about the cities with the most gun confiscations. [TSA administrator John PISTOLE††- says people say they forgot.] [Washington Dulles International Airport security director Eddie MAYENSHEIN††- says they come across something hourly.]
(Liberty Island, New York: Katy Tur) The reopening of the Statue of Liberty, which was closed after Hurricane Sandy, this Fourth of July featured; scenes shown. [Several TOURISTS, immigrant Shlomo LEVY, his SON, Statue of Liberty national Monument & Ellis Island superintendent David LUCHSINGER– comment.]