This program is 29 minutes long
(Atlanta: Charles Hadlock) The impact of the heat across the country featured; scenes shown from drought-stricken Texas, a county fair in Missouri, a cattle auction and drought farm areas. [Weather Channel's Carl PARKER- talks temperatures.] [In Chicago, Comed vice president Fidel MARQUEZ- talks about restoring power.] [In Missouri, Karen CARPENTER; Glacier Confection Davis LIGHT, University of Georgia Jeremy KICHLER- talk about dealing with the heat.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Studio: Samantha Mohr) The heat wave and the week's weather reviewed; temperature and weather maps shown.
(London: Keir Simmons) The expansion of the phone hacking scandal in Britain featured; details given about charges against Scotland Yard from actor Hugh Grant, the apologies from media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the resignation of Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton, concerns about Murdoch's son and the Prime Minister David Cameron's ties to Murdoch's empire. [Media analyst Steve HEWLETT, "New York Times" Jeremy PETERS, investigative journalist Carl BERNSTEIN- comment on the scandal.] Reports of other entertainers who may have been hacked noted.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The stalemate in the political talks about the budget deficit and the debt ceiling examined; details given about threats to funding basic government services if no agreement is reached by August 2. [Three Washington VISITORS - complain about the politics.] [Governor Haley BARBOUR- worries.] [President OBAMA - says we have to cut spending and ask the wealthy to pay taxes.] [Senator Orrin HATCH- complains about Washington.] A Senate fallback plan on a deal to avoid default but the opposition from Tea Party representatives discussed.
(Los Angeles: Aditi Roy) The ongoing work on the bridge over the freeway featured; scenes shown from the 405 to be widened, a short JetBlue flight and cyclists. [MAN, "Dr. Roadmap" David RIZZO, cyclist Evan STADE, UCLA inst. of transportation Allison YOH- comment on the closing and traffic.]
(Orlando: Kristen Dahlgren) The impending release of Casey Anthony from jail after the verdict in her murder trial previewed; scenes shown of security in Orlando and protesters outside the jail; details given of questions about where she will go.
(Frankfurt: Anne Thompson) The World Cup fever for the US women's soccer team featured; scenes shown of the team working out in Germany before the World Cup game with Japan and kids playing soccer. [In Germany, Mississippi girls soccer team PLAYER; in New York City, soccer GIRL, BOY - talk about soccer.] [Former player Julie FOUDY, "New York Times" Jere LONGMAN- comment on the women's team.]