This program is 29 minutes long
(Springerville, Arizona: George Lewis) The fight against the massive fire updated; scenes shown of the smoke plume near Springerville and Eagar, flames, water-dropping helicopters; map shown; details given about the smoke and bad air in New Mexico and Colorado. [Air operations director Alex STONE- says Arizona is so dry that fires burn like gasoline.] [Residents MAN, Amy BIGELOW, Ralph SALCE– comment on evacuating.] [Colorado Springs asthma sufferer Jennifer DAVIS- says it’s hard to breathe.]
(Tripoli: Stephanie Gosk) NATO’s air strikes on Tripoli, Libya as Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi vows to fight to the death featured; details given about the targeting of Kadhafi’s compound and state television; scenes shown of destroyed buildings, a casualty, Kadhafi on TV. [London School of Economics Fawaz GERGES- says the situation is beyond compromise.] [With German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President OBAMA – says the progress is significant.] [Libyan government spokesman Moussa IBRAHIM- says NATO is going mad because it could feel the resilience of the Libyan nation.] The defection of the Minister of Labor noted.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) Calls for Representative Anthony Weiner to resign over his explicit online chats and photos featured; details given about Representative Nancy Pelosi’s request for an ethics investigation. [Senator Harry REID- says he can’t defend Weiner.] [Representative Eric CANTOR- speaks of Weiner’s Twitter activities.] [Comedian Jon STEWART – jokes.] The resignation of Representative Chris Lee over his shirtless photo mentioned. [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics Melanie SLOAN- comments on the difference between Republicans and Democrats.] [WEINER – says he didn’t violate any rules of the House or his oath of office.] [On the street, WOMAN, MAN – support Weiner.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) The slowdown in the economy as a political challenge for President Obama featured. [OBAMA – says he’s not concerned about a double-dip recession; says recovering from a body blow takes time.] [In Chicago, Republican presidential candidate Tim PAWLENTY – says the president’s “recovery summer” was last year.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The online explosion of daily deal businesses offered on Internet sites like Groupon featured; [Groupon users Radha PATEL, Praseen NATH- comment.] [CNBC’s Julia BOORSTIN- says Groupon is allowing people to redefine the retail business.] [Geja’s Café managing partner Jeff LAWLER- notes new customers have come back in.] [Yipit.com co-founder and CEO Vin VACANTI- comments on the growth of the daily deal revolution.] [Moksha Yoga Center owner Daren FRIESEN- says Groupon was an excellent way to expose our studio to new students.]
(San Francisco: Lee Cowan) The efforts of supporters of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to revise the Wikipedia entry on Paul Revere following her comments on his historic ride featured. [On the street, MAN, WOMAN – explain who Revere was.] [In Boston, PALIN – says he warned the British.] [NBC presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS- predicts Palin wouldn’t say that again.] [Wikipedian Steven WALLING- says Wikipedians are like janitors.]