This program is 29 minutes long
(San Marcos, California: Carter Evans) The San Marcos and Carlsbad fires featured; details given about the impact of the wind and steep terrain; scenes shown of a tornado of fire in San Marcos, aircraft dropping water & flame retardant, intense smoke, a burned-out house in Carlsbad. [Firefighter Nick NEHARRA, homeowners Sophie & Bob PAYNE- comment.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Escondido, California: Ben Tracy) The extraordinary battle for the firefighters featured; scenes shown from San Diego County of a DC-10 tanker dropping flame retardant and military water-dropping helicopters from Camp Pendleton; details given about the number of firefighters & equipment. [CAL FIRE Capt. Mike MOHLER- says we’re proactive.] The cost of fighting the fires noted.
(Capitol: Wyatt Andrews) The questioning by Congress of V.A. secretary Eric Shinseki about allegations that veterans died while waiting for care at V.A. hospitals reviewed; Senator Richard Burr’s investigation reports quoted. [SHINSEKI - reacts to "adverse incidents."] [Widow Cindy BORDEAUX- recalls husband Jerry’s last call to his V.A. doctor.] [Senator Dean HELLER- asks Shinseki why he should not resign.]
(Soma, Turkey: Holly Williams) The mining disaster updated; scenes shown of funerals and burials, grieving families, mass graves, a crowd heckling Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and an aide kicking a protestor; details given about accusations that the government is too lax on safety standards. The use of water cannons against the demonstrators noted.
(New York: Don Dahler) The dedication of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City reviewed; scenes shown of the ceremonies; video of Port Authority officer Uhuru Houston’s widow talking about their family portrait shown. [President OBAMA – says those we lost live on in us.] [Victim Katherine Wolf’s husband Charles WOLF – says you will shed tears.]
(Studio: Jeff Glor) GM’s recall of more cars due to faulty brake light wiring in addition to the recall involving ignition switch failures examined; total number of recalls this year cited. [Cars.com executive editor Joe WIESENFELDER- says any manufacturer should be thinking they can invest now or pay later.] The cost to GM for the recalls noted.
(New York: Michelle Miller) The restoration of the flag flown by cleanup crews at Ground Zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 featured; photos shown of the tattered flag and the restored flag that contains artifacts of historical significance; details given about the nationwide journey of the flag after New York Says Thank You founder Jeff Parness shared it with the people of Greensburg, Kansas after a tornado in 2008, and how Greensburg resident Sandra Jungemann and others repaired it with patches from flags that survived the tornado. [PARNESS - says the souls of the people who died that day are in the ash that settled in the flag.] [JUNGEMANN, 9/11 victim Maria Ramirez’ mother Elsie CINTRON-ROSADO- comment.]