This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Kristen Welker) Obama’s decision to speak reviewed.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Joy Reid) This extraordinary appearance by Obama and his deeply personal remarks discussed.
(Detroit: Gabe Gutierrez) Questions about Detroit’s future examined; scenes shown of dilapidated houses; ITN footage shown; details given about pension & city service problems; map of Chapter 9 filings since 1954 shown; unemployment rate cited. [Michigan Governor Rick SNYDER, emergency manager Kevyn ORR- comment on Detroit’s problems.] [WOMAN – says everybody is living in fear.] [Stanford University professor Joshua RAUH- says it’s one of the major economic crises we’re facing over the next decade.] [City Council president Saunteel JENKINS- says Detroit will pull this off.] [Retiree Glen HENDRICKS- comments.]
(Jones Beach, New York: Stephanie Gosk) The sweltering weather under this heat dome updated; map shown; details given about the impact on the power grid and on repair crews and firefighters; scenes shown of the Nifty Fifties Diner that burnt down in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. [WOMAN, MAN – react.] [The Weather Channel’s Mike SEIDEL- comments on the backward weather pattern.] [Con Edison vice president John MIKSAD, Bensalem fire Chief Robert SPONHEIMER, Jones Beach lifeguard Scott REGAL, beach GOER - comment.]
(Palm Springs, California: Miguel Almaguer) The battle against the Mountain Fire in California updated; scenes shown of the flames near Palm Springs & Idyllwild, a water-dropping helicopter based in Garner Ranch.
(Washington: Tom Costello) NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman profiled; details given about her professional and family life. [July 7, HERSMAN – speaks about the crash of Asiana Flight 214.] [In May, 2009, HERSMAN – talks about the crash of a regional plane in Buffalo, New York.] [2 of her SONS – comment on her attention to their safety.] [In interview, HERSMAN – comments on meeting with parents of the 2 teenagers who died in the Asian crash.]
(London: Kate Snow) The continuing wait in Britain for the birth of the royal baby featured; details given about the media speculation; scenes shown of the media and their ladders outside the London hospital; Tweet from CNN’s Victoria Arbiter about falling for a pair of William & Kate lookalikes quoted. [“Sun Royal” photographer Arthur EDWARDS, royal watcher Neil SEAN, voice of British Prime Minister David CAMERON, London residents MAN, Anoushka HUGHES-LEWIS- comment.] [Comedian Stephen COLBERT – jokes.]