This program is 29 minutes long
(New Orleans: Kerry Sanders) The expansion of the oil disaster featured; photo shown of workers pulling oil out of Lake Pontchartrain; scenes shown of tar balls on the beach in Crystal Beach, Texas. [Slidell, Louisiana resident Susan BERGMARK- comments.] [Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation executive director Anne RHEAMS- explains the significance of the lake.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL- says we need our federal government to have a sense of urgency in fighting this oil.] [WWL radio HOST – complains.] [Texas Governor Rick PERRY – says we are taking aggressive steps.] The fishing ban in Lake Pontchartrain noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Pensacola, Florida: Ron Mott) Plans to divert migrating birds from the spill region featured; scenes shown of farmer Grant Guillory flooding his fields in Opelousas, Louisiana and of oily birds being cleaned; details given about the USDA program that pays land owners to convert crop lands into bird sanctuaries; map shown. [GUILLORY – comments on the financial incentive.] [USDA conservationist Kevin NORTON- says we’re attempting to emulate the wetlands.] [International Bird Rescue Research Center Paul KELWAY- says as the seasons change there will be different challenges.]
(New York: Ron Allen) The impact of the sweltering heat reviewed; scenes shown from New York City, Washington, DC and other hot cities; temperatures cited. [2 MEN, soccer COACH – react.] [The Weather Channel’s Mike SEIDEL- notes the impact of the humidity.] [President OBAMA – tells members of the press to stay cool.] [DC Fire EMS Mytonia NEWMAN- says we have the flexibility of going house to house.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; The Weather Channel: Jim Cantore) The extreme heat and the forecast discussed; maps shown.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The government’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona over its new immigration law examined; details given of the law requiring police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being in the state illegally; the Justice Department’s position quoted; police training video shown. [State senator Russell PEARCE- criticizes the administration.] [Former federal prosecutor Michael WILDES- notes the strain on the system from enforcing the law.]
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) The visit to New York City by Britain's Queen Elizabeth featured; scenes shown of her at the U.N. and Ground Zero; footage shown from her trips in 1957 and 1976. [At the U.N., Queen ELIZABETH – says the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all.]
(Santa Barbara, California: Janet Shamlian) How former gossip queen Rona Barrett is making a difference through her foundation that helps senior citizens featured; clips shown of her interviews with celebrities. [BARRETT – recalls the day her father couldn’t remember her name; asks who’s talking for these seniors in need.]