This program is 28 minutes long
(Malibu: Chris Jansing) The battle in California against a wildfire that is surrounding the campus of Pepperdine University featured; scenes shown of a burned-out church, the burning church and several burning houses. [Voice of chopper pilot Chip PAGE, pastor Greg HUGHES, Los Angeles County fire chief P. Michael FREEMAN, homeowner Taylor SHUTE- react to the fire.] [California state assembly Julia BROWNLEY- sums up the response.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) What is happening at Pepperdine where the anchor's son is a student reported; school's emergency message played; fire scenes shown. [Voice of Stefan HOLT- recounts what happened on campus as the fire encroached closer to campus.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) A report on the California weather conditions and the drought in the South presented; weather maps shown. [NBC WeatherPlus Gary ARCHIBALD - describes Santa Ana winds and what happens when they blow in dry conditions; notes there has not been rainfall in the Southeast.]
(Georgia: Ron Mott) The ongoing drought in the Southeast featured; scenes shown from Atlanta and from the dry Lake Lanier; map of drought areas shown. [Two local BUSINESSMEN, paving company owner John McLEAN, convenience store manager Suraiya JALALI- worry about their businesses.] [Governor Sonny PERDUE- calls for the president to cut through the bureaucracy.]
(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) The pressure on the Turkish government to respond to an attack by Kurds from across the border in Iraq featured; scenes shown from the region where Kurdish rebels killed soldiers and anti-rebel crowds in eastern Turkey; details given about the PPK rebels branded terrorists by the US. [Kurdistan analyst Aliza MARCUS- says the Turkish military needs to stage some kind of attack.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - warns Turkey against going across the border.] Conflicting reports out of Iraq on the extent of a US raid against gunmen in a Shiite area of Baghdad noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: Andrea Mitchell) What is at stake for the US in the Turkish-Kurd conflict on the Iraqi border and the latest remarks from Vice President Dick Cheney on nuclear weapons in Iraq while things do not bode will for a diplomatic solution discussed.
(New York: Lee Cowan) The question of what information should remain private after a speeding ticket is given examined; scenes shown from Morris Township, New Jersey; details given about how companies get the information from public records and begin mailing people. [Driver Tom SHULTNER- wonders about the information.] [Attorney Ronald BRANDMEIER - defends the actions.] [Lyndhurst police Chief James O'CONNOR- opposes divulging identifications.] [SMU law professor John ATTANASIO- offers his view on privacy vs. the public record.]
(Hengdian, China: Mark Mullen) Western moviemaking in China featured; scenes shown from a movie soundstage in Hengdian, China, called "the Hollywood of the East"; details given about the cost of labor in China and of the communication problems between the Westerners and the Chinese. [Actor Sam NEILL, producer Raymond MASSEY, ACTRESS - talk about being in China.]