This program is 29 minutes long
(Spring, Texas: Janet Shamlian) The battle against West Nile featured; death toll for Texas cited; details given about the aerial spraying program and public information campaign in Dallas. [Dallas County Judge Clay JENKINS- says this is the worst outbreak in the US.] [Patient Domingo VILLA- describes his symptoms.] [Clarke Mosquito Control Laura McGOWAN- says we need to interrupt the transmission cycle.] [NBC’s Nancy SNYDERMAN – explains when to go to the hospital.]
(The Weather Channel: Jim Cantore) The approach of Tropical Storm Isaac toward Florida as the Republican National Convention gets ready to kick off in Tampa featured; maps and diagrams shown.
(Manton, California: Miguel Almaguer) The fight against the wildfire in the West updated; scenes shown of California’s Ponderosa fire, fires in New Mexico and Colorado, senior evacuees from Mineral, California.
(Chicago: John Yang) A report showing that the middle class is shrinking and family income has declined examined; details given from a survey finding that most people blame Congress and that fewer think their children will have a better life. [Pew Research Center Paul TAYLOR- says there are fewer people in the middle and they have a smaller share of a shrinking pie.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The distraction for the Republican Party following Representative Todd Akin’s explosive remarks on rape and abortion featured; scenes shown of Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan on the campaign trail; details given about Ryan’s sponsorship of an anti-abortion bill with Akin and Romney’s switch from his earlier support of anti-abortion activist Dr. John Willke; Willke’s remarks about rape quoted. [AKIN – says he is strong in his belief of pro-life.] [RYAN – says he’s comfortable with Romney’s policy.] [Christian Broadcasting Network David BRODY- says Romney didn’t want to have anything to do with abortion.] [Senator Claire McCASKILL – says Akin is outside the mainstream.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) A "Nature" report finding that older fathers are more likely to have children that are autistic examined; details given about the increase in genetic mutations in sperm cells as men age and about the other risk factors. [Vanderbilt Triad director Dr. Zachary WARREN- says it helps us understand the causes behind autism.] [Yale University Dr. Stephan SANDERS- says the other risk factors are more important than the risk from these mutations.]
(Ashland, Virginia: Anne Thompson) The story of young go-kart driver Timmy “Mini” Tyrrell, who started Mini’s Mission to help families of children with cancer updated; scenes shown of Mini on the track and meeting NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. [TYRRELL – comments.] [Mother Tina TYRRELL – says he considers this his job.] [Patient’s mother Robyn MAJOR- comments on the help from Mini’s Mission.]