This program is 29 minutes long
(Santa Barbara: Bill Whitaker) The Gap fire near Santa Barbara and the huge Big Sur fire featured; scenes shown of dry brush ablaze. [Atascadero fire department Capt. Bill WHITE, Capt. Nick Di NAPOLI, homeowner Alex BRIUCE, motel owner Basin SANBORN- describe the fire and its impact.] [Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER - asks people not to do fireworks.] [National GUARDSWOMAN - comments on the fire job.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The wildfires in other Western states updated.
(Washington: Kimberly Dozier) The first look at videotape of the mission in which Colombian soldiers rescued 15 hostages featured; July 2 videotape of hostages going to the helicopter and of the jubilation onboard shown.
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The hero's welcome in France for freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt reported; scenes shown of her with President Nicolas Sarkozy.
(Washington: Bob Schieffer) Senator Helms profiled; details given about the issues he opposed; photos shown. [HELMS - speaks out against homosexuals; promises to torment the liberals; says he did the best he could.] Helms 1990 political ad against affirmative action shown.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The higher food prices examined; scenes shown from an Independence Day gathering in a neighborhood near Los Angeles; examples cited of specific food prices. [Consumers Union scientist Michael HANSEN†, shoppers William TODD, Tom HOFFMAN‡- comment on food prices.]
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The areas in which Congress has done little reviewed: mortgages, energy, taxes, Medicare, defense bills, toy safety, spending bills and judicial nominees. [Last week, Senator Harry REID - speaks out.] [Historian Douglas BRINKLEY - says Congress is defunct until 2009.]
(Sussex, New Jersey: Kelly Wallace) The plight of dairy farmers, who have no control over what they get for milk they produce, examined; milk prices figures cited. [New Jersey dairy farmers Richard and Henry BYMA- say it's a struggle because there are too many middlemen.]
(Chevy Chase, Maryland: Jim Axelrod) A golf tournament to benefit troops who lost a limb in combat featured; scenes shown from the Maryland golf course where pros gave tips to the injured veterans. [Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ray ODIERNO, his son who lost an arm, veteran Tony ODIERNO, CBS sportscaster David FEHERTY- talk golf.]