This program is about 1 hour long
(Malibu, California: Dan Simon) The situation in the Malibu fire zone featured; details given on the fires’ scope and speed; scenes shown of the blazes, damage, and firefighters in action. [FREEMAN- says we have no containment.] [MAN, restaurant owner Amy WANG- comment.] High winds and property damage discussed.
(Studio: Tony Harris) Scenes shown of a massive fire in the Witch Creek area of San Diego County.
(Studio: Bonnie Schneider) Fire threats and wind speeds outlined; forecast for the fire zone noted.
(Orlando, Florida: Dana Bash) Tonight’s debate between Republican presidential candidates reviewed; details given on the issues discussed and the tone of the debate.
(Studio: Tony Harris; Malibu: Dan Simon) Conditions on the ground in Malibu discussed; live scenes shown.
(Studio: Tony Harris) Live telephone interview held with Los Angeles County Fire Department fire inspector Ron Harrelson. [Voice of HARRELSON- talks about when the fire started, problems fighting it, and the prospects for containment.]
(Studio: Josh Levs) Drought-plagued Georgia fighting the Army Corps of Engineers over draining lakes to send the water to Alabama and Florida for endangered species and nuclear power featured. [Georgia Governor Sonny PERDUE- criticizes the Corps and the Fish and Wildlife Service; asks President Bush to step in.] [Army Corps of Engineers Jonathan DAVIS- says we’re legally required to release the water.]
(Studio: Tony Harris) Taped interview held with Perdue. [PERDUE- says it doesn’t help us to conserve if the Corps keeps sending water downstream.]
(No location given: Laura Diaz) Florida 13-year-old Luis Gomez foiling a burglary attempt on his house while he was home alone featured; details given on police catching the suspect red-handed; 911 tape played; photo shown of suspect Mario Baez. [GOMEZ- talks about what he did.] [Mother Ydira RODRIGUEZ- comments.]
(Seattle: Dennis Bounds) Police in Seattle, Washington, using a “bait car” to catch a car thief featured; scenes shown from the car’s hidden camera. [Voice of police OFFICER – describes the chase.]
(Studio: Bonnie Schneider) Forecast for the fire zone, including strong winds and low humidity, noted.
(Malibu: Dan Simon) Conditions on the ground in Malibu updated; details given on wind gusts, smoke, and flying embers; live scenes shown of a firefighter putting out hot spots on a burnt church.