This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The battle against the blazes featured; scenes shown of flames from the Station fire, planes and helicopters dropping retardant and water, firefighters, the spot where the fire may have started, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger serving breakfast, burned-out homes; map shown of the charred area. [Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Mark WHALING- says we gained ground because of the humidity.] [US Forest Service Nathan JUDY- says the cause is undetermined.] [Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Travon ESPY- says it’s what we do.] [SCHWARZENEGGER – talks about getting the firefighters pumped up.] [Homeowner Mark MOORE – comments on losing his property.]
(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) A visit to the threatened Mt. Wilson facilities featured; scenes shown of a retardant drop in the canyon below, the transmission towers, the observatory, a massive cloud of smoke from another fire; details given of the history of the observatory. [Los Angeles County fire Chief Michael FREEMAN- comments on the dichotomy between normal community life and the war against the fires; talks about the national forest within Los Angeles County; states today is critical for Mt. Wilson.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) The view that this may be Obama’s last chance and what he plans to say featured. [White House advisor David AXELROD- comments on the magnitude of this issue.] The White House view on whether the process is flawed discussed.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Allegations of gross misconduct among the private security contractors from ArmorGroup, a subsidiary of Wackenhut, who were hired by the State Department to guard the US embassy in Kabul featured; photos of wild parties shown; report from the Project on Government Oversight quoted. [Project on Government Oversight director Danielle BRIAN- says this is a breakdown of the command structure.] [State Department spokesman Ian KELLY- says there are things we should have been aware of.]
(London: Dawna Friesen) The backlash in Europe against the switch from incandescent to fluorescent light bulbs featured; details given about people hoarding the old bulbs due to the ban on importing any more. [2 MEN – oppose the new bulbs.] [Light bulb seller Simon BENCHER- says people would rather be left to their own devices to do their bit for the environment.]
(Los Angeles: Maria Menounos) The life of the firefighters battling the California wildfires featured; [Santa Barbara ranger district Yvonne MICHAEL, FIREFIGHTER, Vandenberg Hot Shots Kristin HALBEISEN- comment on the long hours, hard work, the gratitude of residents.] [Evacuees Pat BEAN, Ina STRONG, 3 Palm Crest elementary school KIDS - praise the firefighters.]