The beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State was the main focus of Sunday morning news shows. British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) spoke about the latest in the investigation into who killed Foley and the threat that the Islamic State poses to the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
The situation in Ferguson, Mo., also was discussed on the major networks. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) took to the airways to discuss the situation in Ferguson, where Attorney General Eric Holder traveled this week to meet with community leaders. Holder also met with the family of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by police on Aug. 9. Violent clashes between protesters and police broke out after Brown's death. Things took a more peaceful turn this week. Brown will be buried Monday.
Here are the videos you need to get caught up.
1. Westmacott went on "Meet the Press," where he said that authorities are close to identifying who killed James Foley. The man who beheaded Foley spoke with a British accent. Westmacott said authorities are using advanced voice recognition technology to try to identify Foley's killer.
2. Rogers said the Islamic State is "one plane ticket away" from the United States.
3. Nixon was pressed on NBC's "Meet the Press" on whether he has confidence in the local prosecutor investigating the Michael Brown case.
4. The Rev. Al Sharpton said that Brown's death must spark a broader movement.