This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Taliban video of the handover of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan to US Special Forces examined. [Center for Strategic & International Studies Thomas SANDERSON- offers analysis.] The cancellation of homecoming celebrations in Hailey, Idaho noted.
(Brussels: Chuck Todd) The war of words between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s meddling in Ukraine and the stationing of US troops around the world featured; details given about the awkward situation for French President Francois Hollande, who is hosting both men for the D-Day anniversary. The continuing fallout for the administration over the release from Afghanistan of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reviewed.
(Cincinnati: Katy Tur) The impact of a massive storm in the Midwest featured; scenes shown of flooding in Ohio, Missouri & Iowa, water rescues in Omaha, a straight-line wind storm and hail damage in Nebraska, an overturned truck, and a train derailed by wind in Kansas. [WOMAN – reacts.] [The Weather Channel Jim CANTORE- assesses the storm system.]
(Washington: Kelly O’Donnell) The “People” magazine interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in advance of the release of her book “Hard Choices” reviewed; excerpts about her future, her health and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky quoted. [“People” deputy editor Betsy GLEICK- comments on Clinton’s remarks about Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s concussions.] [“Washington Post” deputy national editor Anne KORNBLUT- comments on the upcoming grandchild.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The growing problem of laser pointers aimed at airplanes featured; statistics and examples cited; details given about the FBI’s offer of a reward for information leading to an arrest and about the airports with the most incidents. [Miami-Dade police pilot Brendan GILL- says the effect is intense.] [FBI Robert HUGHES-says there are hundreds of lives at stake.] [Airline Pilots Assn. Capt. Sean CASSIDY- comments.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) Charges in Waukesha, Wisconsin against two 12-year-old girls for stabbing their friend out of devotion to the fictional online character Slender Man featured; scenes shown from Horning Middle School; 911 audio played; Creepypasta statement quoted. [School superintendent Todd GRAY- notes nothing on the Creepypasta site hit our filters.] [Waukesha Police Chief Russell JACK- describes what happened.] [Child psychologist Emily BECKER-WEIDMAN- notes the difficulty in figuring out what is real on the internet.] [Blogger mom Amy HATCH- says her kids can find things on the internet that she can’t.]
(Omaha Beach, France: Brian Williams) NBC’s coverage of the anniversary commemoration previewed.
(Jacksonville, Florida: Rehema Ellis) The story of Griffin Furlong, who overcame huge obstacles to graduate from high school, presented; details given about the online effort to raise money for his college tuition. [FURLONG – talks about his late mother and being homeless.] [Aunt Susan NANCARROW@, WOMAN - comment on Griffin.] [In graduation speech, FURLONG – speaks of determination.]