This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Kristen Welker) The reaction to the beheading of British aid worker David Haines by ISIS militants & US efforts to gain support for action against ISIS examined; photos shown. [Brother Michael HAINES - comments on his brother's death.] [British Prime Minister David CAMERON, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDONOUGH@- give reactions.] [Secretary of State John KERRY - comments on commitments.] [Former Secretary of State James BAKER - predicts US special ops forces will be used.] The findings of a new poll about the public's view of ISIS cited.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Damascus: Bill Neely) The war in Syria with the prospects of US air strikes over Syria featured; scenes shown of the fighting around Damascus where the people do not trust US air strikes.
(Erbil, Iraq: Richard Engel) The problems of ISIS in Iraq examined; scenes shown of refugee Iraqi Christians now in Erbil. [UNICEF Iraq Freya VON GROOTE@- says millions of children are affected.]
(New York: Peter Alexander) The reaction to the NFL controversy over several players' involvement in abuse cases examined; details given about commissioner Roger Goodell. [Carolina Panthers coach Ron RIVERA@- comments on the decision to suspend Greg Hardy.] [Ultraviolet co-founder Shaunna THOMAS@- calls for the NFL to invest in women's groups.] [Roorstigo Sports CEO Selena ROBERTS@- assesses the NFL.] [Former player Chris CARTER - backs the Vikings for keeping Adrian Peterson off the field.] The opening game in a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers with Ray McDonald, who beat his fiance, playing noted.
(Orange, California: Hallie Jackson) The battle against wildfires in the West amidst hot weather featured; scenes shown of the fires & firefighters in California. [Redlands firefighter Orlando RAMIREZ@, Los Angeles County firefighter Marco GONZALES@- talk about the work conditions.] [Evacuated MAN, WOMAN, The Weather Channel's Alex WALLACE@- comment.]
(Mt. Dora, Florida: Stephanie Gosk) The NBC News report on the FBI investigation into the National Deaf Academy in Florida & its treatment of students examined; scenes shown from outside the facility; details given about the allegations from former therapists & patients. [Parents "Hannah & John", Christine OGDEN?- talk about their son's condition.] [Former employees Carol SAVAGE, Kyle GILRING?- comment on what was happening.] A statement from the National Deaf Academy quoted.
(Indianola, Iowa: Andrea Mitchell) The visit by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Iowa & what it means for a possible presidential run featured; scenes shown of her with retiring Senator Tom Harkin. [CLINTON - says she is thinking about it.] [State senator Janet PETERSON, HARKIN - comment on Clinton.]
(Newport Coast, California: Joe Fryer) How a teenager, Kenneth Shinzuka%, invented a device to track his wandering grandfather, Deming%, who has Alzheimer's disease, featured; scenes shown of the sensing device called Safe Wander. [SHINOZUKA - talks about his grandfather's Alzheimer's.] [Kenneth's mother Maria FENG@- talks about her son, the problem solver.] [Irvine Cottages founder gerontologist Dr. Jacqueline DUPONT@- talks about the tracking device.]