This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Linsey Davis) Why the maid, Nafissatou Diallo, is coming forward explained; her words about Strauss-Kahn quoted. [Newsweek" and Daily Beast Christopher DICKEY- talks about her anger and sadness and her dignity in her job as maid in a hotel.] A statement from his lawyers quoted.
(Studio: David Muir) The coverage of the interview on ABC outlined.
(Washington: David Kerley) A meeting of Congressional leaders with President Obama about the budget deal to avoid a debt crisis examined; details given about the Republican two-stage plan for a short-term fix and the coming reaction of world financial markets to the US situation. [On Fox, Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - calls for a two-way process.] [On "This Week," Treasury Secretary Tim GEITHNER- says we cannot have the threat of default over the country.] [On Friday, President OBAMA - takes his stance.] [University of Maryland economics professor Peter MORICI- says the markets may panic.]
(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Rick Klein) The role of these financial markets as a political force in the budget debate, the politicians' view of the people's anger and poll findings on the voter dissatisfaction with Washington discussed.
(Oslo: Miguel Marquez) The aftermath of the tragic attacks on Norway's society by Anders Breivik featured; scenes shown of the online video from Breivik and a memorial service in Olso; details given of his racist anti-Islamic rant aimed at changing Norwegian society. [Shooting survivor Lars Martin HAUGLAND- describes what happened in the shooting.]
(Lake Arlington, Texas: Ryan Owens) The ongoing heat wave and historic drought in the Midwest featured; scenes shown from Ft. Worth and dried-up lakes in Texas. [Oklahoma stadium worker Eric PRATT- comments.] [Texas code compliance officer Terri BUCH- talks about the sick animals.] [Waterman's Farm Carol WATERMAN- worries about crops.]
(Studio: David Muir) Live discussion held with meteorologist Justin Povick about the heat wave; weather maps shown. [POVICK - says there is no relief in sight for Texas and how the heat will continue.]
(New York: T.J. Winick) The start of same-sex weddings in New York state featured; scenes shown of the couples; details given about the revenue for the state and the ongoing political battle over gay marriage. [Married today, Robin COOK, City Cakes co-owner Marc MATTHIAS, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG- comment on gay marriage issues.]
(London: Simon McGregor-Woods) The mourning of the death of British singer Amy Winehouse featured; performance video and London tributes shown; family statement quoted. [FAN - comments.] [St. Lukes and Roosevelt Hospital Dr. Petros LEVOUNIS- talks about the risk of severe addiction.]
(South Africa: Nick Watt) The great white sharks off South Africa featured; scenes shown of the sharks. [Shark conservationist Julie ANDERSEN, marine biologist Alison KOCK- talk about annual shark hunting and lack of attacks.]