This program is 28 minutes long
(Cle Elum, Washington: Neal Karlinsky) The fires and firefighters out West featured; scenes shown from Cle Elum, Washington; details given about the deaths of seasonal firefighters, including 20-year-old Anne Veseth. [Resident Rhonda GRIFFIN- shows the burned area.] [Volunteer firefighter Gary ACKERSON, resident Trisha ROGHAIR, fire safety officer Steve LARAMIE- comment on fires and firefighting.]
(Chillicothe, Ohio: David Muir) The war of words between presidential candidates Mitt Romney and President Obama as well as their vice presidents reviewed; scenes shown from the campaign trail in Ohio and Iowa. [OBAMA - jokes about Romney's car.] [In Virginia, Vice President Joe BIDEN - speaks about Romney, the banks and chains.] Plans for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to give the introductory speech at the Republican convention noted.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jonathan Karl) A reality check of Representative Paul Ryan's Medicare plan presented; details given about the money for health insurance for seniors and the options with varied prices.
(Washington: Jim Avila) Crash tests for the front corner of vehicles examined; crash footage and many crash tests shown; details given about the crash test success for Volvos and the responses from Mercedes-Benz and Lexus to the testing quoted. [Insurance Inst, for Highway Safety president Adrian LUND- explains what happens in such crashes.]
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) A bloody day in Aleppo, Syria, as the forces of President Bashir al-Assad moved street to street featured; details given about the statement from the defecting prime minister and the dangers of establishing a no-fly zone as was used in Libya. [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA - says a no-fly zone is not a front-burner issue for us.] [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman retired Gen. James CARTWRIGHT- talks about US reluctance to get involved in a civil war in Syria.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The announcement that Radatz will moderate in vice presidential debate on October 11 noted.
(Studio: Lisa Stark) A groundbreaking test in a driving simulator with the reporter/driver on the sleeping pill Ambien presented; University of Iowa driving test and road sleep driving scenes shown. [Iowa National Advanced Driving Simulator Dr. Susan CHRYSLER, Omar AHMAD- describe the reporter's driving problems while impaired.] The warnings about driving and Ambien outlined and discussed.
(Los Angeles: Nick Watt) The issue of cell phones ringing in public examined; scenes shown from last night's ABC News where George Stephanopoulos's phone rang, a pastor's ring during a wedding and viewers' stories about their own phones. [Etiquette Consulting Inc. Jules HIRST- talks about cell phone etiquette.]