This program is 29 minutes long
(Mountain Center, California: Bill Whitaker) The battle against the wildfire in California with high winds, high temperatures and dry brush reviewed; scenes shown of the flames, scorched earth, aircraft, sheriff’s deputies tagging threatened properties in Idyllwild; details given about the evacuation of campers from Pine Springs Ranch. [Camp director Carmen IBANEZ, Idyllwild resident Gary KUSCHER- comment.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(New York: Terrell Brown) The strain on utilities in the East from the extreme heat featured; details given about the impact on Amtrak trains. [New YORKER – reacts.] [Con Edison vice president John MIKSAD- comments on programs where customers are paid to reduce demand.] [Durst Organization Jordan BAROWITZ- outlines energy-saving measures.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The decision of CBS News to take its Broadcast Center building off the power grid noted.
(Boston: Elaine Quijano) The murder trial of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger updated; details given about the death of witness Stephen Rakes and the testimony from Bulger’s former partner Stephen Flemmi; scenes from the Boston suburb where Rakes’ body was found and courtroom sketches by Jane Collins & Christine Cornell shown. [In 2012, RAKES – recounts being threatened by Bulger & Flemmi.] [“Boston Globe” columnist Kevin CULLEN- comments on the tension between Bulger & Flemmi.]
(Fort Bragg, North Carolina: David Martin) The training of US troops for a possible intervention in Syria’s civil war reviewed; scenes shown of paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division in parachuting and assault exercises. [Commander Maj. Gen. John NICHOLSON- says we're preparing to deal with the reality of securing chemical weapons.]
(Studio: Jim Axelrod) Savings on health insurance premiums through the state exchanges featured; map shown of states setting up exchanges; projections for New York cited; details given about penalties and the challenge to get younger people to sign up. [Self-employed Charles LENCHNER, Angel GIBSON - comment.]
(Pretoria: Debora Patta) Mandela’s health updated.
(Aurora, Colorado: John Blackstone) A visit with Aurora, Colorado shooting survivors Katie & Caleb Medley; photos shown of Caleb, who was shot in the head, in the same hospital where baby Hugo was born 4 days later. [K. MEDLEY – comments on Hugo’s impact on Caleb; comments on the status of Caleb’s recovery and his appearance at a court hearing for shooter James Holmes.]