This program is 29 minutes long
(Belle Chasse, Louisiana: Thanh Truong) The efforts to contain the oil updated; scenes shown of the supertanker A Whale, and the Helix Producer containment vessel. [Coast Guard R/Adm. Paul ZUKUNFT- comments on the setback from the bad weather, the limitations of A Whale, the containment operations and the drilling of the relief wells.] The arrival of tar balls in Texas and Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Pensacola Beach, Florida: Ron Mott) The grim holiday weekend on the beaches featured; scenes shown from Pensacola Beach and Sandestin. [Tourists Chris RIVERS, Ann WILLIAMS – comment.] [Castaway's owner Tim WHALEY- says the season is ruined.] [Realtor Fred SIMMONS- notes the drop in reservations.] [Sandestin Resort John RUSSELL- comments on efforts to lure customers.] The upcoming Blue Angels air show noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) A powerful storm threatening southern Louisiana and a tropical wave in the western Caribbean noted; maps shown.
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) The heat wave in the East featured; scenes shown from Washington, DC, Central Park and a cooling center in New York City; map shown. [Several PEOPLE - react.] [The Weather Channel’s Jim CANTORE- offers the forecast.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The sovereign citizen movement, whose members claim the government has no power over them, featured; details given about the deadly shootout in Arkansas in which 2 police officers and 2 shooters died after a routine traffic stop; dash-cam video shown; internet video of Jerry Kane, whose 16-year-old son shot the officers, shown; photos shown of Donald Matthews, who killed a policeman in Massillon, Ohio in 2002. [Prosecuting attorney Mike WALDEN- comments on the shooting.] [Expert J.J. McNABB- explains the group’s theory that the government sells shares in your future earnings.] [Via Skype, sovereign citizen radio host Brent JOHNSON- says violence is a last resort but a necessary option.]
(Delacroix, Louisiana: Kerry Sanders) The mental anguish across the Gulf Coast due to the oil spill featured; photos shown of charter boat captain Allen Kruse, who committed suicide. [2 FISHERMEN – comment.] [Louisiana State University health services Dr. Howard OSOFSKY- describes how people are feeling.] [Resident Merlin Spoon CAMPO- says crying eases you.] [Kruse’s daughter “KELLI” – recalls the last time she spoke to her father.] [Social worker Melissa HARDY- says this is a disaster that makes people feel helpless.]
(Atlantic Beach, South Carolina: Roger O’Neil) Citywide Wi-Fi owner Ward Shepherd’s gift of free internet access to the struggling town of Atlantic Beach, South Carolina featured. [GIRL – comments.] [SHEPHERD – says without access to the internet and knowledge you don’t grow.] [Businesswoman Caroline COLE- says on the internet you’re free to roam.]