This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: John Yang) The tornadoes featured; scenes shown from northwest Ohio of wrecked homes & buildings, a tornado in central Illinois, the damages in Illinois & Michigan, a threatened nuclear power plant on Lake Erie & Mansfield, Ohio. [Ohio Governor Ted STRICKLAND. tornado SURVIVOR, Ohio farmer Dean COOK - react.] [The Weather Channel Greg FORBES- comments on the tornadoes.]
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The effectiveness of the containment cap on the Gulf floor examined; underwater video of the well head & from oily Redfish Bay shown. [For the BBC, BP CEO Tony HAYWARD - comments on the cap effort.] [On "Face the Nation," Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN- says this will go into the fall.] [At the New Orleans oyster festival, two WOMEN - comment on the disaster.] [Industrial hygienist Brian WALTERS - says he has found no dangerous benzene in the crude oil.] The health dangers from the oil noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Grand Isle,Louisiana: Kerry Sanders) An aerial look at the oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico where the Deepwater Horizon once stood presented; scenes shown from a Coast Guard helicopter of the burning natural gas, the ships there, the relief well platforms, booms along the shore to keep oil off the barrier island & flying pelicans, who cannot see the fish through the surface oil.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Map of the extent of the oil spill shown.
(Pensacola: Mark Potter) The oil on Florida beaches featured; scenes shown of protests at a BP gas station, cleanup of tar balls & a church service. [Protestor Chris SLICK, resident Teresa WEST, beachgoer Kendra MOCK- worry about the tar & junk.] [Escambia County commissioner Grover ROBINSON- says we know how to clean the beach.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The arrest at the JFK Airport in New York City of two men who were leaving the country to train as terrorists reviewed; details given about the long investigation of the pair who were inspired by terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki & prepared to go to Somalia.
(Kandahar: Richard Engel) On patrol in Afghanistan with the Army's 171st Cavalry against the Taliban presented; scenes shown from the wheatfields & a religious school outside Kandahar; details given about the hearts & minds campaign in the villages. [Lt. Michael THOMPSON - speaks with the villagers.] [Army Brig. Gen. Ben HODGES- says we are trying to change conditions.]
(Sedona, Arizona: Janet Shamlian) The closing of some state parks due to finances examined; scenes shown from Red Rock State Park in Arizona, Pennsylvania's Washington Crossing Park & Homolavi Park in Arizona. [Benefactors of Red Rock State Park Claudine MOHONEY- worries the park will close.] [Arizona state parks director Renee BAHL- comments on the short-term solution.] [Homolavi Park manager Karen BERGGREN- worries about diggings in the park.]
(Johannesburg: Ian Williams) The World Cup soccer event in South Africa featured; scenes shown from Johannesburg of the support by American fans of the US soccer team before the competition & of various celebrations. [Johannesburg Mayor Amos MASONDO- says the excitement is wonderful.] [On the radio, US comedian Dwayne PERKINS- jokes about soccer in the US.] [Masked FAN, MAN, sportswriter Joe LATAKGOMO- comment.]