This program is 29 minutes long
(St. Louis: Ron Mott) The flooding in the Midwest featured; scenes shown from St. Louis County, Missouri, including collapsing roads, breached levees and sandbagging operations. [Two RESIDENTS, WORKER, WeatherPlus meteorologist Jeff RANIERI- react to the flooding.] Map shown of states with high water.] Further anticipated flooding noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt) The view of freelance cameraman Ron Hardle and his wife, Diane, of the flooding presented; scenes shown of water everywhere. [The HARDLES - talk about the rising water, what possessions they take out, the overall situation.]
(Washington: Savannah Guthrie) The State Department investigation into the breaching of the passport files of the three presidential candidates examined; details given about the files accessed by employees and what is in them.
(Paris: Kelly O'Donnell) Senator John McCain's road trip reviewed; scenes shown of McCain in Iraq, the Middle East and Europe; details given about his error about Al Qaeda and Iran, a staffer's suspension and the favorable publicity about the trip. [Several times, McCAIN - speaks about his trip with the Senate Armed Services Committee, about Iran and climate change.] [Former British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - comments on McCain.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Mortgage scams examined; details given about a fraudulent scheme from RYM Tech. [Chicago home owner Shakeela MOHAMMED- quotes being told her home was safe, but she was scammed.] [Voice of RYM Tech's Felix DANIEL- says it was good intentions that went bad.] [Illinois attorney general Lisa MADIGIAN- says this was fraud.] [Chicago's Jackie JUDGE- comments on her foreclosure situation.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage of the housing crisis on "Meet the Press" noted.
(Los Angeles: John Larson) The disappearance of the wild Pacific Chinook salmon featured; statistics cited; details given about the causes of the derop in salmon stock: dams, development, diversion. [Fisherman Larry COLLINS, Pacific Fishery Management Council John COON, council chairman Donald HANSEN, charter business Linda BUHL- wonder about the fish, what to do to restore the stock and the impact on the fishing and tourist industry.]
(San Francisco: Nancy Snyderman) Medical treatment at public hospitals featured; scenes shown from the emergency room at San Francisco General Hospital; details given about the cost of treating the uninsured. [Hospital Dr. Ronald DIECKMANN- says the hospital is filled and the poor have gotten poorer.] [National Assn. of Public Hospitals Larry GAGE- cites budget cuts and increased demand.] [Hospital PATIENT - comments.]
(Monroe, Michigan: Anne Thompson) How going green is a matter of religious faith featured; scenes shown from the Immaculate Heart of Mary campus in Monroe, Michigan, where the nuns have made their site an example of sustainable living; details given about their use of geothermal heat and other renovations to reduce utility use. [In Kensington, Maryland, Rabbi Warren STONE - says it's about caring for the earth.] The environmental efforts being taken at the Preston Wood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, detailed; scenes shown from this megachurch. [Rev. Jack GRAHAM- says young evangelicals are waking up.]