This program is 28 minutes long
(Santa Barbara: Peter Alexander) The fight against the Gap fire near Santa Barbara featured; scenes shown of helicopters and planes dropping water on the canyons, evacuees, the Goleta, Malibu and Big Sur fires and preemptive strikes by private services. [San Luis Obispo fire department Scott GOODWIN- says there are no fire breaks.] [Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER, resident Alex BRUCE, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center Myogen Steve STUCKY, IAG wildfire protection unit Chief Sam DiGIOVANNA, resident Lisa STOUFFER- comment on the fight against the fires.]
(Atlanta: Martin Savidge) The investigation into the salmonella outbreak across the country that has been expanded beyond tomatoes reviewed; details given about the possible produce cause and the FDA's problems; map shown of the outbreak. [FDA acting commissioner Dr. David ACHESON- talks about the traceback.] [Center for Food Safety Jaydee HANSON- comments on the drop in FDA inspections.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) How high gas prices are keeping Americans close to home this holiday weekend and season featured; scenes shown of whale watching off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and of attractions in Washington, DC; details given about close to home "staycations." [Mrs. FULLERTON, Travel Industry Assn. Roger DOW†, Washington vacationer Elizabeth PRICE, Destination DC Bill HANBURY†, Kimpton Hotels Telesa VIA†, whale watch boat owner Bill AVILA - talk about vacation options.] The cost of staycations to the airline, restaurant and hotel industries cited.
(New York: Mike Taibbi) A record-making swim by American Dara Torres featured; scenes shown of her 100 meter race; details recalled of prior Olympic success and her comeback. [After the race, TORRES - comments on the achievement.] [NBC's Alan ABRAHAMSON, swimmer Michael PHELPS, WOMAN - talk about Torres.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) NBC coverage of the Olympic trials noted.
(Sao Paolo, Brazil: Trish Regan) The economic boom times in Brazil featured; scenes shown from a market in Sao Paolo; details given about the global demand for Brazil's products, the willingness of banks to lend money and the poverty in parts of the country. [Gavea Instruments Arminio FRAGA- talks about the economy.] [Diego Bravu de SANTOS- says it is easier to buy apartments.] [Morgan Stanley Marcelo CARVALHO- talks about banks allowing access to credit.]
(Boston: Clare Duffy) The special care for a little blue penguin at the new England Aquarium featured; scenes shown of the chick that is being hand raised and swimming with the rest of the gang. [Biologist Kaitlyn HUME- explains how the penguin is fed and cared for.]