This program is about 1 hour long
(San Diego: Dan Simon) The destruction from the fires in the San Diego area reviewed; scenes shown of burned-out and on-fire houses. The mandatory evacuation discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The huge fire at Stevenson Ranch shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) How the fires started near Malibu, north of Malibu and in San Diego County reviewed; scenes shown of the Malibu church and castle that burned down. [MAN - talks about getting out.]
(Malibu: Ted Rowlands) The Malibu fires featured; scenes shown of people leaving, fire trucks at a house, flames. [Two HOMEOWNERS, REPORTER, FIREMAN - comment.] The continuing winds, dry conditions, sizes of the fires in different locations and the mobilizing of fire fighting resources discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Chad Myers) The wind forecast for the next two days, how flying embers create more fires and how smoke is screwing up the radar discussed; weather map and fire scenes shown.
(Atlanta: Rusty Dornin) The problems in Atlanta's water system due to the regional drought examined; scenes shown of water cops on the job; details given of the diverting of water downstream to Alabama and Florida. [Mayor Shirley FRANKLIN - says we did not expect a climate change.] [Georgia Governor Sonny PERDUE- calls for the president to intervene.] [Army Corps on Engineers Col. BUTLER - responds.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeff Corwin, Sanjay Gupta) Why saving threatened species of animals and plants in "hot spots" like Madagascar and the Amazon rain forest in Brazil is important discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeff Corwin, Sanjay Gupta) The issue of chemicals in people's bodies, the importance of the coral reefs and the disastrous phenomenon of coral bleaching threatening the tropical ecosystems in the Pacific discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Viewer questions on the environment solicited; sample viewer shown.
(Washington: John King) The value voters summit straw poll findings on the Republican presidential candidates; the Republican debate on Fox; how Ron Paul has raised the most money for the military; President Bush's request for more funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the early war cost estimates from then-economic adviser Larry Lindsay, who was sent packing by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, reported. [GOP pollster Whit AYRES- comments on the debate.]
(San Diego: Dan Simon; Malibu: Ted Rowlands) The California fires updated; scenes shown of flames in separate fires everywhere.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Several iReport photos of the fire and smoke shown.