This program is 29 minutes long
(Dellwood, Missouri: John Yang) The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri over the police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown featured; scenes shown of the peaceful and unruly protests. [St. Louis County police Chief Jon BELMAR- says it’s a miracle nobody got shot last night.] [Business owner John ZISSER- reacts to the looting of his store.] [Witness Piaget CRENSHAW- describes what she saw.] [Police Chief Thomas JACKSON – notes it’s a tragedy for the officer too.] [Parents Michael BROWN Sr., Lesley McSPADDEN- says we don’t want no violence.]
(Erbil, Iraq: Keir Simmons) The fight against ISIS in Iraq updated; details given about the US role; scenes shown of refugees, including Yazidis & Christians, swarming helicopters, a protest outside the US consulate in Erbil, militants in vehicles captured from government forces, Kurdish fighters, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on television refusing to step down. [WOMAN – says they slaughtered our men because they are Christian.] [UNICEF Iraq Karim EL-KORANY- says it’s nothing short of a humanitarian disaster.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The administration’s efforts to ensure the public that President Obama is focused on the crisis despite being on vacation noted; photo shown of Obama with national security advisor Susan Rice.
(Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: Chris Jansing) Obama’s remarks about Iraq, in which he congratulated newly named prime minister Haider al-Ibadi while ignoring Maliki, reviewed.
(Watkins Glen, New York: Kristen Dahlgren) The investigation into the death of race car driver Kevin Ward, who was struck and killed by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart after he got out of his car, featured; scenes shown of Ward walking down the dirt track after he crashed into the wall; details given about Stewart’s reputation for getting angry. [Voice of racer Paul KINNEY- says he had an idea what Ward was going to do.] [NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Jeff BURTON- comments on the emotional aspect.] [Ontario County Sheriff Philip POVERO- comments on the investigation.] [Port Leyden resident Bob KRAEGER- praises Ward.] [MAN – says they should stay in the cars.] Statement from Stewart quoted.
(Baltimore: Cynthia McFadden) The popularity of the Netflix show “House of Cards” featured; clips featuring stars Kevin Spacey & Robin Wright shown; details given about the business model. [Netflix chief content officer Ted SARANDOS- explains the Netflix strategy.] [SPACEY – comments on the added members.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The nationwide social media campaign to fight ALS by challenging others to dump buckets of ice over their heads after Boston College baseball star Pete Frates was diagnosed featured; scenes shown of challenges met by Martha Stewart, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the mascots for the Boston Celtics and Bruins, the Kennedy clan, NBC’s Matt Lauer, and others. [Wife Julie FRATES- says seeing other people talk about ALS is mind-blowing.] [LAUER – calls out anchor Brian Williams.]