This program is 29 minutes long
(Venice, Louisiana: Charles Hadlock) The 96-day effort to end the oil leak crisis featured; underwater video & diagram of the "static kill" procedure shown. [Oil cleanup worker Romond BLANKS- wants to resolve this.] [The Weather Channel Mike SEIDEL - reviews the storm.] [Voice of retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN - comments on the containment.] [In Mississippi, NBC's Mark POTTER - says the equipment needs to go back.] [Two PEOPLE - comment.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The heat wave in 11 states & some major flooding reviewed; outdoor scenes from New York, Washington, a broken dam in Iowa shown. [Two PEOPLE, NBC meteorologist Domenica DAVIS; Washington TOURIST; New Yorker Sally KEMP - react to the heat.] [In Chicago, reporter Sharon WRIGHT, MAN - show the flooded streets.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Studio: Samantha Mohr) The weather reviewed; weather & temperature maps shown.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The search in Afghanistan for two missing Navy men likely captured by Taliban forces & the death of five troops in the Kandahar offensive reviewed; map shown; details given of the debate in Congress on a war funding bill.
(London: Tazeen Ahmad) A deadly stampede at an annual summer techno-music festival in Germany reviewed; scenes shown of the crowd & the injured.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: David Gregory) The problems with jobs in the economy, the week's focus on the Shirley Sherrod story, the need to campaign on financial reform, the ethics investigation of Representative Charles Rangel & the political implications for the Democrats discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Tomorrow's "Meet the Press' previewed.
(Angeles National Forest: Kristin Welker) The growing of marijuana in southern California featured; scenes shown of illegal Mexican drug cartel marijuana farms in the Angeles National Forest; details given about how marijuana is a complicated political & criminal issue in the state. [Rand Corp. Beau KILMER- talks about marijuana in California.] [in the forest, AGENT - comments on the marijuana.]
(Rhinebeck, New York: Ron Allen) The focus on Rhinebeck, New York, the likely wedding site for Chelsea Clinton & fiancee Marc Mezvinsky featured; scenes shown from the idyllic village on the Hudson River & from sites involved in the wedding. [Wedding dress TWINS, wedding planner Joan HOWE, Belvedere Mansion's Jill KNELL, Mayor Jim REARDON, spirits shop Charles DEVERSHIRE- comment on wedding activity.]
(Louisiana: Michelle Kosinski) The problems for the homeless pets of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill area featured; scenes shown of the orphaned dogs needing new homes. [Louisiana SPCA Katherine LeBLANC, dog adopter "LISA" - comment on the pets.]