This program is 29 minutes long
(San Diego: George Lewis) The situation on the ground in a hard-hit area of San Diego featured; details given on the damage and other problems caused by the fires; scenes shown of fires and people evacuating. [2 EVACUEES – comment.] [Los Angeles County Fire Department Andrew OLVERA- says it’s very dangerous.] [California Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER- says we’re bringing troops in.]
(Malibu: Lester Holt) The situation in Malibu featured; details given on the speed and size of the fires’ spread, and the “perfect storm” conditions for fire; scenes shown of fires and firefighters. [FIREFIGHTER, Los Angeles County Fire Department Henry RODRIGUEZ, firefighter Josh JANSSEN, JPL climatologist Bill PATZERT- comment on the conditions.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Los Angeles: Fritz Coleman) The behavior and effects of the Santa Ana winds discussed; weather map shown.
(Karachi: Ann Curry) Pakistan denying former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s request to have the US investigate the bombings in Karachi meant to assassinate her reported; the political climate and militant activity that led to her return to the country examined. [BHUTTO- says she knew there would be an attempt; says she wants to “save Pakistan”; says the extremists must be stopped.] [Brookings Institution Saban Center Bruce RIEDEL- says the alternative to Bhutto joining forces with Pervez Musharraf is martial law that would polarize the country.]
(Covington, Louisiana: Martin Savage) Louisiana Governor-elect Bobby Jindal featured; details given on his career and promises to the state. [JINDAL- talks about his plans.] [Political analyst Silas LEE- says winning the election was the easy part.]
(Lexington, Illinois: Robert Bazell) Lexington, Illinois, Police Chief Spencer Johansen going public with his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and staying on the job featured; details given on his efforts to raise awareness and educate people on the disease. [JOHANSEN- talks about his experiences.] [2 MEN – say they support him.]
(San Diego: George Lewis) Conditions in San Diego featured; details given on a new fire near the Magic Mountain theme park; scenes shown.