This program is 29 minutes long
(Seoul, South Korea: Ron Allen) The underground nuclear test by North Korea involving a hydrogen bomb featured; details given about the power of the bomb sent off by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; details given of recent North Korean threats. [Yonsei University North Korea expert John DELURY- says North Korea is not afraid of President Trump.] [Secretary of Defense Gen. James MATTIS - says we are not looking to annihilate North Korea, but have options.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.
(White House: Hallie Jackson) The US response to the North Korean threat featured; scenes shown of Trump leaving church saying "we'll see" about attacking North Korea. [MATTIS - says any threat will be met with a military response.] Trump tweet directed to South Korea quoted. [On Fox, Treasury Secretary Steven MNUCHIN- calls for cutting off North Korea economically.] [NBC News national security analyst Jeremy BASH- assesses the military options.] The issues for Trump & Congress to deal with outlined.
(Studio: Kate Snow; Washington: Hans Nichols) The military options being discussed by Mattis & the Pentagon, the response from South Korea of military maneuvers & possible US missile defense systems discussed.
(Houston, Texas: Jacob Rascon) The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the most expensive disaster in US history, featured; scenes shown from still-flooded areas, piles of damaged items, donated goods, the burning Arkema plant in Crosby, damaged schools. [ROMO family, WOMAN - comment on the situation.]
(Port Arthur, Texas: Miguel Almaguer) The return home of east Texas residents after the flood featured; scenes shown from Port Arthur, Beaumont, the flood waters. [Resident Walter SIMMONS, volunteer Wesley REED, WOMAN - react to the losses.] [In the air, NBC's Gabe GUTIERREZ - cites the need for water.]
(Burbank & Los Angeles, California: Steve Patterson) The wildfire around Los Angeles & the many fires in the West featured; scenes shown of fires, smoke, neighborhoods, firefighters, fires in Oregon. [In California, evacuating, Christie GOLDMAN, Sylvia GESELLMAN- react.] Governor Jerry Brown's state of emergency for the L.A. fire noted.
(San Francisco: Jo Ling Kent) A new online site that sells "brandless" household goods in order to eliminate the "brand tax" featured; scenes shown from San Francisco; business market statistics cited. [Brandless co-founder Tina SHARKEY††- talks about the brand markup system; states we are redefining what a "brand" means.] [Brandless buyer Maggie AKERS‡- says the quality was surprising.] [The Boston Consulting Group Gabrielle NOVACEK†- cites consumer interest in local products over traditional brands
(Houston: Catie Beck) The volunteer effort after Hurricane Harvey in Texas featured; scenes shown of singer Harry Connick, Jr., performing in a church & with kids, food being handed out. [In Houston CONNICK, volunteer Cyril WOLF, Corpus Christi Catholic Church Rev. Thomas SMITHSON- comment on helping.]