This program is 29 minutes long
(Cleveland: Dean Reynolds) Castro’s sentencing hearing reviewed; scenes shown from the courtroom, where victim Michelle Knight recounted her life in captivity with Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus. [KNIGHT – tells Castro his hell is just beginning.] [CASTRO – says he is not a monster, he is just sick; says there was harmony in their home.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden featured; Snowden’s criticism of the US administration posted on WikiLeaks quoted. [In interview with “The Guardian,” SNOWDEN – says subverting the power of government is dangerous to democracy.] [On Russian television, father Lon SNOWDEN- says Edward needs to respect Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request to stop leaking secrets.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(White House: Major Garrett) The reaction of the US government & President Obama reviewed. The uncertainty over whether Obama will meet with Putin before next month’s economic conference discussed.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The State Department order for some US embassies to close on August 4 due to a security threat involving an Al Qaeda plot in Muslim countries featured; map shown.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) A look at why Congressmembers are not embarrassed by their low rating presented; details given about how voters approve of their own member of Congress; Illinois redistricting map shown. [Representative Jason CHAFFETZ- says his job is to represent the people of Utah.] [Representative Pete GALLEGO- comments on partisanship.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The search for the source of the stomach parasite cyclospora reviewed; details given about a possible link to prepackaged salad in Iowa & Nebraska. [Patient Suzie MATTEIS- comments.] Why the FDA & CDC are not giving out more information discussed.
(Cordele, Georgia: Manuel Bojorquez) The impact of excessive rain on the watermelon crop in Cordele, Georgia featured; rainfall totals in the Southeast cited; map shown; scenes shown of rotted melons. [Farmer Sam CRENSHAW – says there’s nothing you can do with this much rain.] [Packinghouse owner Danny WILCHER- says it affects everybody.] The expected rise in fruit & vegetable prices mentioned.
(Mooresville, North Carolina: Elaine Quijano) The story of 6-year-old Afghan boy Sajad, who was brought to the US for treatment after he lost his sight in a bombing, presented; scenes shown of Sajad in Mooresville, North Carolina where he is staying with Muntazir Somji & his family. [Solace for the Children executive director Patsy WILSON- recounts Sajad’s father bringing him for help.] [SOMJI – talks about Sajad and his recovery.]