This program is 29 minutes long
(Malibu: Bill Whitaker) The widespread fires in California featured; scenes shown of the burned-out Presbyterian church, active fires in Lake Arrowhead, fleeing people in Orange County, the Witch fire in San Diego County, the landmark Malibu castle on fire; statistics on the various fires cited; details given about the Santa Ana winds. [San Diego RESIDENT, Malibu residents Tina ANDERSON, David SCHWARTMANN- react to the fires.] [Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER - comments on "the perfect storm."] The lack of optimism on the part of the fire personnel discussed.
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles; John Blackstone) The Santa Ana winds that act as a blowtorch to spread raging wildfires featured; scenes shown of things burning, local weather news, the burning church; diagrams shown of the wind patterns in southern California. [Pastor Greg HUGHES - reacts.] [AccuWeather meteorologist Kenneth CLARK- describes what the winds do that led to a bad fire situation.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The rising tensions between Turkey and Iraq over the clashes between the Turks and Kurdish PPK militants based in Iraq examined; scenes shown of troops on the move at the border; details given of the US refusal to take military action. [CSIS Turkey Project director Bulent ALIRIZA- worries about pitched battles in northern Iraq.] [Turkish defense minister Vecdi GONUL- says we want something "tangible" from the US.]
(Richmond: Wyatt Andrews) "Defensive medicine" in which doctors order too many tests for fear of missing a diagnosis examined; details given about the cost. [University of Richmond student Alexandria VARIPAPA, father Dr. Robvert VARIPAPA- talk about her diagnosis using an expensive CT scan.] [Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital Dr. Bob POWELL- defends the CT test.] Posts on the Kevin, M.D. medical Webblog quoted. [KevinMD.com Dr. Kevin PHO- outlines the thinking in ordering tests that drive health care costs.] Questions a patient may ask about medical testing outlined on screen.
(Studio: Russ Mitchell)
(Atlanta and Lake Lanier: Mark Strassmann) How people in north Georgia are digging private wells due to the drought that is fostering panic featured; scenes shown of drying Lake Lanier. [Askew Well Drilling owner Bob ASKEW- talks business.] [Lake Lanier resident Val PERRY- shows the shallow lake.] The power struggle over the lake between the state of Georgia and the Army Corps of Engineers, which sends the water to Alabama and Florida, outlined. [Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ben BUTLER- comments on balancing.] [Governor Sonny PERDUE- questions the federal government's water management.]
(New York: Katie Couric) President Bush's awarding of the Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy featured; details given about what Murphy and his four-men team did in June 2005 in northeastern Afghanistan; photos shown. [BUSH - says we remember Murphy's courage.] [Parents Daniel and Maureen MURPHY- remember Michael, why he went to Afghanistan, his last e-mail and how he was a great American.] [Retired SEAL Marcus LUTTRELL- recounts the odds the team faced and what happened.] [Murphy's fiancee Heather DUGGAN- remembers.]