This program is 29 minutes long
(Canton, Ohio: Ron Mott) The campaigning by President Obama and Mitt Romney reviewed; details given about Romney’s return to the issue of his taxes and the Medicare proposals from Obama and Romney’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan. [In Greenville, South Carolina, ROMNEY – says he never paid less than 13 percent.] [Wife Ann ROMNEY – comments on their tax returns.] [OBAMA – criticizes Romney and Ryan on Medicare.] [RYAN – says they will protect and strengthen Medicare; criticizes Obama on the China trade issue.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The landmark spending on campaign ads that has reached over a half billion noted; some other ways that money could be spent outlined.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The downing of the Blackhawk during a special operations mission reviewed; map and animation shown; the US death toll in Afghanistan cited. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s reminder that US forces are still fighting and dying in Afghanistan noted.
(Cle Elum, Washington: Kristen Dahlgren) The battle against the fires reviewed; scenes shown of burned-out homes in Washington, flames, firefighters in Idaho, Marine helicopters in California. [Washington residents Virginia LETSON, Mary SCHULTZ- comment.] [National Weather Service Shawn WEAGLE- comments on the heat.] [Idaho Governor Butch OTTER- says we lost a firefighter in northern Idaho.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The CDC’s warning that all baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C featured; details given about treatments.
(Lapeer, Michigan: Kevin Tibbles) The search for the buyer of the winning ticket in the Powerball Lottery that was sold in Lapeer, Michigan featured; scenes shown from Lapeer and the gas station where the ticket was sold. [Several Lapeer RESIDENTS, Mayor Bill SPRAGUE, city manager Dale KERBYSON- comment.]
(Nairobi, Kenya: Chelsea Clinton) The story of conservationist Daphne Sheldrick’s efforts to save African elephants illegally hunted by poachers seeking ivory continued; scenes shown of orphans cared for by Sheldrick and keepers in Nairobi. [D. SHELDRICK – explains how babies are comforted; describes what they have seen; says elephants have been put on earth to teach humans.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Chelsea Clinton) How Sheldrick’s method for raising orphaned elephants is being used as a model around the world discussed.