This program is 30 minutes long
(New Orleans: Micelle Kosinski) A report BP CEO Tony Hayward may be replaced & the return to work on the front lines of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico featured; diagram of the planned "static kill" procedure shown. [Earlier, HAYWARD - says he wants his life back.] [New Orleans Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU- talks about the oil.] [In interview, Coast Guard R/Adm. Paul ZUKUNFT- says there is a dramatic change in conditions.]
(Washington: Jim Miklaszewski) The baffling mystery of how two US sailors went missing & likely captured by the Taliban featured; details given about how the pair wound up in Logar province, reports one was killed & one was captured & the US reward for finding the men. [Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN - talks about the effort to find them.] [Military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS- outlines what small units are doing in Afghanistan.] [NBC News Jim MACEDA - talks about the heat & dust & casualties.] A "New York Times" report that classified documents indicate some Afghan government officials still support the Taliban noted.
(New York: Ron Allen) The heat wave in the East & South & flooding in the Midwest reviewed; scenes shown from New York City, the Boy Scouts in Washington, DC & the flood waters in Iowa after a dam burst; details given about airport closures & power outages due to a storm. [MAN, WCNC-TV meteorologist Daniela LOPEZ- comment on the weather.] [Weather Channel reporter Janelle KLEIN - shows the broken dam.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Studio: Maria LaRosa) The weather forecast given; weather & temperature maps shown.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) A partisan fight over tax cuts examined; details given about what could happen to taxes if the tax cuts on the wealthy are extended. [On "Meet the Press," Treasury Secretary Tim GEITHNER - says tax cuts for the rich should expire; suggests the economy will gradually strengthen.] [Representative John BOEHNER - asks where are jobs.] [CNBC's John HARWOOD - says taxes need to go up long-term, but stimulus is needed now.] President Obama's plans to travel this week to speak on the economy noted.
(Pensacola, Florida: Mark Potter) The plight of coastal businesses affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico examined; scenes shown from the Alabama shore; details given about what BP is saying now about claims & about some coastal businesses whose profits are way down. [Orange Beach, Alabama, Mayor Tony KENNON - calls BP morally bankrupt.] [Duck's Wine & Dine owner Rhonda DRUMMOND, Pensacola's seafood owner Frank PATTY- need BP's help.] The status of the claims process to be headed by Ken Feinberg noted.
(Los Angeles: Kristin Welker) The background to the start of Arizona's tough new immigration law examined; scenes shown of protests at a Daimondbacks baseball game; details given about the requirements of the law, opponents' concerns about racial profiling & Justice Department challenges to the law. [Former police trainer Joe GORDON- offers advice to police.] [Protest organizer Sarahi URIVE- talks about passive protest training.] [Arizona State College of Law professor Catherine GAGE O'GRADY- talks about the law & a state statute.]