This program is 29 minutes long
(Chillicothe, Ohio: Peter Alexander) The campaigning in swing states by President Obama and Mitt Romney reviewed; scenes shown of Obama buying beer at the Iowa state fair. [With coal miners in Ohio, ROMNEY – campaigns on energy.] [Coal miner Jay MOORE- worries the mines will be closed.] [In Iowa, OBAMA – campaigns on wind power jobs; criticizes Romney for putting his dog on his car roof.] [In Virginia, Vice President Joe BIDEN – says we can win North Carolina; speaks about chains.] [In Colorado, vice presidential candidate Representative Paul RYAN – criticizes Obama on the economy.] The announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Marco Rubio will speak at the Republican National Convention noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Kelly O'Donnell) A look at Ryan’s voting record in the House presented; statistics on his bills and votes cited; details given of his support for issues that ballooned the deficit and his agreement with Democrats on some issues. [RYAN – says he’s trying to help fix this country’s problems.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – calls Ryan a practical conservative.] [Representative Chris VAN HOLLEN- says let’s not confuse civility with a willingness to compromise.]
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The fight against the fires featured; scenes shown of burned-out homes in Washington, flames from the Taylor Bridge fire, burning palm trees, firefighters near Sacramento, California; photos shown of firefighter Anne Veseth, who was killed fighting a fire in Idaho; map shown; details given about fires started by lightning strikes. [WOMAN, FIREFIGHTER, Washington resident Diana GOODRICH – comment.] [Cal Fire Daniel BERLANT- comments on the dryness and heat.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The outbreak of West Nile virus in Texas featured; map shown; details given about efforts to combat the disease in Dallas/Ft. Worth. [Patient Jordan CONNER- comments on being bitten by mosquitoes.] [The Weather Channel’s Mike SEIDEL- notes the impact of the hot, dry weather.] [Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dr. William SCHAFFNER- notes the risk of encephalitis.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) New crash tests finding that some luxury cars are not as safe as thought reviewed; scenes shown of the testing for small overlap crashes; test results outlined. [Insurance Institute for Highway Safety president Adrian LUND- cites statistics on these crashes.] [Car safety advocate Clarence DITLOW- says the insurance companies and the consumer are aligned.] [Crash victim Hollyn MANGIONE- comments on her injuries.]
(Seattle: Diana Alvear) The visit to Ethiopia by Samantha Paul to see the wells built with money raised by her 9-year-old daughter Rachel Beckwith, whose birthday wish was to provide clean water for kids in Africa before she was killed in a car accident, featured; scenes shown of villagers singing about and praying for Rachel. [Rachel’s pastor Ryan MEEKS- says she was robbed of so much.] [PAUL – comments on Rachel.] [charity: water founder Scott HARRISON- says everybody knew about the girl that cared about them.]