This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) The impact of the heat reviewed; scenes shown of firefighters in Brooklyn, dogs swimming in Chicago; air quality warnings map shown; details given about the hazards of working at hot jobs and the health problems. [New York fire department Chief Michael BROWN, firefighter Joe DECKER, WOMAN, St. Barnabas Hospital paramedic Chris CHAN, The Weather Channel’s Mike SEIDEL, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory owner Mark THOMPSON– comment.] The death of a 1-year-old left in a car in Alabama noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Idyllwild, California: Miguel Almaguer) The battle against the Mountain Fire in California with high winds & heat updated; scenes shown from Idyllwild & Palm Springs; details given about evacuations and health risks from ash; satellite photo shown. [Idyllwild resident Ron KORMAN, Desert Regional Medical Center Tina Louise MORENO, Cal Fire Capt. Roger COPP- comment.] The firefighter deaths during the 2006 Esperanza fire in Idyllwild mentioned.
(Chicago: John Yang) The bankruptcy filing by the city of Detroit examined; details given about the failed negotiations between manager Kevyn Orr and the city’s creditors and the loss of population and city services. [Governor Rick SNYDER- says there’s no other option.] [Bankruptcy lawyer James SPIOTTO, “Detroit Free Press” Tom WALSH, resident Fred STEVENSON- comment.] [Retired police officer Cynthia FALSKA- worries about her pension.] The impact on recent investments by entrepreneurs noted.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The civil war crisis in Syria updated; scenes shown of Secretary of State John Kerry touring a refugee camp in Jordan. [KERRY – comments on the refugees’ frustration over the failure of the US to provide arms and establish a no-fly zone.] [Representative Mike ROGERS- worries about weapons getting to Al Qaeda.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin DEMPSEY, Senator Lindsey GRAHAM- comment on Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.]
(Pretoria: Ron Allen) The 95th birthday for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela reviewed; scenes shown of celebrations across South Africa, family members at the hospital, volunteers on this Day of Giving, President Jacob Zuma opening low income housing. [KID, former wife Winnie MANDELA – comment.] [Daughter Zindzi MANDELA- comments on his condition.]
(Boston: Kristen Dahlgren) The death of Stephen Rakes, a witness in the murder trial of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, featured; scenes shown from the Boston suburb where Rakes’ body was found. [Victim’s brother Steven DAVIS- comments on Rakes’ mysterious death; describes the courtroom outburst from a witness called the Rifleman.] [WHDH reporter Jonathan HALL- says the trial has been phenomenal.]
(Valencia, California: Mike Taibbi) The story of Valencia, California’s “singing nurse” Jared Axen presented; scenes shown of Jared singing to his patients Marilyn, Gloria & Valentina. [AXEN – comments.] [Henry Mayo Hospital nursing director Sue WALROTH- says people were requesting the singing nurse.]