This program is 28 minutes long
(Goleta: Brian Rooney) The wildfire in the Los Padres National Forest featured; scenes shown of smoke on the ridge near Goleta, residents leaving and planes dropping retardant. [Three WOMEN - comment.]
(Big Sur: Laura Marquez) The fire in Big Sur featured; scenes shown of firefighters, a burned-out house, the firefighters' base camp. [HOMEOWNER, fire captain Herb GRIFFIN, Forest Service incident commander Mike DIETRICK- react to the fire.]
(Butte, Montana: John Berman) The day's campaigning by Senator Barack Obama in Montana featured; scenes shown of Obama amidst the July 4 festivities; details given of his strategy of spending and campaigning in states that are traditionally Republican. [OBAMA - campaigns; says success comes from showing up.] [Political contributor Matthew DOWD- assesses the race.] [Montana Governor Brian SCHWEITZER- jokes about gun control.]
(San Antonio: Steve Osunsami) The first videotape of the rescue mission by the Colombian army featured; scenes shown of the mission called Operation Checkmate that fooled the captors.
(New York: Ryan Owens) The celebrations this Fourth of July in a time of war and a troubled economy reviewed; scenes shown of soldiers at Yankee Stadium and some fireworks; details given about the cancellation of fireworks shows due to the economy, drought and wildfires. [At the ballpark, Iraq war veteran Tony ODIERNO; three PEOPLE, Plant City, Florida parks and recreation director Jack HOLLAND- comment.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The raising over Afghanistan of a special tattered flag that came from a ship that sank in the Philippines in World War II shown.