This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The homecoming for journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were working for former Vice President Al Gore’s Current TV when they were arrested in North Korea, featured; scenes shown of the family reunions. [LING - describes what happened when they saw former President Bill Clinton.] [Sister Lisa LING- comments.] [GORE – speaks to the women.] [President OBAMA – comments on the reunion.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Nairobi, Kenya: Andrea Mitchell) The delicate negotiations that led to the women’s release reviewed; details given about the roles of Swedish ambassador Mats Foyer, North Korea's ambassador to the U.N. Sin Son Ho, Gore and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and about the White House agreement to send Bill Clinton despite prior tension between him and Obama. [May 25, OBAMA – condemns North Korea’s missile tests.] [H.CLINTON – says the White House reached out to her husband.] Obama’s congratulatory call to Bill Clinton noted.
(Bridgeville, Pennsylvania: Mike Taibbi) A deadly shooting targeting women at a health club in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, by George Sodini reviewed; photos shown of Sodini, and victims Elizabeth Gannon, Jody Billingsley and Heidi Overmier; scenes shown of Sodini’s house; his blog quoted. [Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles MOFFATT- comments on Sodini.] [Witness Stacy FALK- describes what happened.] [Neighbor Bill PATTERSON- describes Sodini’s odd behavior.] [Overmier’s brother Jim STAPF- comments.]
(Elkhart, Indiana: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s visit to Elkhart, Indiana, which he believes is the barometer by which he should be judged on the economy, featured. [OBAMA – says we have to help Elkhart reinvent itself; says everything we’re doing is to stabilize the economy and make sure ordinary people have some relief; comments on possibly extending unemployment benefits; states it will take years to get out.] [Via the msnbc.com Elkhart Project blog, Elkhart residents Jennifer HOLDERRREAD, Howard MISHLER- question Obama.] Obama’s frustration with Congressional Republicans over health care reform noted.
(Alexandria, Virginia: Pete Williams) The conviction of former Representative William Jefferson, who accepted money to bribe African officials to help companies in which has family had an interest, featured; photos shown of the cash found in his freezer.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The return of Russian submarines to the waters off the East coast of the US featured; map and scenes of the subs shown; excerpts shown from “The Hunt for Red October” and “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming”; details given about the decline of the Soviet military following the Cold War; photos shown of a shirtless Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. [Pentagon spokesperson Geoff MORRELL- says it doesn’t pose any threat.] [Senior Fellow National Defense University Eugene RUMER- comments on Russia’s effort to re-establish itself in international relations.]
(Desert Hot Springs, California: Lee Cowan) Father's Heart Ranch, a group home for abandoned and abused boys founded by former major league baseball player-turned-minister Albie Pearson, featured; scenes shown from the ranch in the California desert; footage and photos shown of Pearson in his days with the Los Angeles Angels. [PEARSON – talks about the boys and how he bought the property; says his joy is to see young people with no hope get hope and get their lives changed.] [Father’s Heart Ranch Joshua PRATT- comments on Pearson.]