This program is 29 minutes long
(Boulder: Miguel Almaguer) The deadly flooding in Colorado reviewed; scenes shown of floodwaters in Boulder, water rescues, an overflowed dam. [Coloradans Gary CHAMBERS, Paul TALBOTT, Paul STERLING, several PEOPLE – comment.] [Boulder police Ryan HUFF- says we are pleading with University of Colorado students to stay indoors.]
(Geneva: Andrea Mitchell) Secretary of State John Kerry’s negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over Syria’s chemical weapons reviewed; details given about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed piece in the "New York Times” in which he criticized President Obama’s speech and claimed that chemical weapons were used by Syrian opposition forces and about Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s announcement he will observe the U.N.’s ban on chemical weapons; Putin’s remarks quoted. [KERRY – says this is not a game.] [Syrian opposition MAN – says Putin & Lavrov are trying to deceive the world and the regime in Damascus has no credibility.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Studio: Kate Snow) Putin’s talent for drawing attention to himself examined; Twitter comments from David Burge & Putin critic Gary Kasparov quoted. [August 9, OBAMA – comments on his relationship with Putin.] [“The New Yorker” editor David REMNICK- says Putin’s "New York Times" piece is a clever PR move; says the deal be the out that Obama is looking for.] [Representatives Robert MENENDEZ, Nancy PELOSI, Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – react.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The increase in the number of close calls in the air and on runways reviewed; FAA figures cited; details given about the flight separation rules; animation shown of a close call at Washington’s Reagan National Airport in 2012; audiotape of pilot-controller conversation played; NATCA statement quoted. [Former NTSB investigator Greg FEITH- comments on the reporting criteria.] [Flight Safety Foundation president Kevin HIATT- says we need to pinpoint the areas we need to work on.]
(Waterbury, Connecticut: Rehema Ellis) The funeral for Fortune, a slave who died in Connecticut in 1798, featured; scenes shown of the casket at the Capitol Rotunda in Hartford and the funeral at St. John’s Episcopal Church; paintings shown; details given about his life & death at Dr. Preserved Porter’s farm in Waterbury; scenes shown of Fortune’s skeleton. [2 WOMEN, MAN – comment.] [Mattatuck Museum Maxine WATTS- says he’s left a legacy that slaves were as human as anyone else.]