This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The refusal of Representative Todd to drop out of the Missouri Senate race despite his controversial comments on rape and abortion featured; his apology ad shown. [From the Dana Loesch radio show, AKIN – states people use false claims about rape to get abortions.] [Presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY – criticizes Akin.] [Senator John McCAIN – says Akin astounded him.] [On the radio, AKIN – comments on his insistence on staying in the race.] [CNN’s Piers MORGAN – calls Akin a gutless little twerp.] [2 Missouri VOTERS, Family Research Council Tony PERKINS– support Akin.] The link between Romney and the doctor who espoused Akin’s rape theory noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Chuck Todd) The damage to the Republican Party discussed; details given about the impact on the control of the Senate; findings of a new NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on feelings toward each party and the race between Romney and President Obama cited.
(Manton, California: Miguel Almaguer) The fight against the fires in the West updated; scenes shown of firefighters in California, helicopters dropping water, burned-out homes, National Guardsmen preparing to battle the Trinity Ridge fire in Idaho. [Cal Fire battalion chief Nick SCHULER- says the threat exists for more than 3000 homes.] [Residents Bill SHOEMAKER, Janet THOMAS- comment on their decision not to evacuate.] [Elmore County sheriff’s department Rich WILLS- comments on evacuation plans.]
(The Weather Channel: Jim Cantore) The forecast for Isaac featured; maps shown.
(Key West: Mark Potter) The end of Diana Nyad’s attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida featured; scenes shown of her swimming ashore in Key West, supporters singing Happy Birthday; details given about the problems with her trip, including a storm and jellyfish. [NYAD – says this piece of ocean has never been done by a swimmer.] [Crew operations chief Mark SOLLINGER- says these factors made it dangerous.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) Heart attack symptoms in women examined; statistics cited. [Patient Nancy KISKA- comments.] [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Marc GILLINOV- says the common myth is that heart disease and heart attacks occur only in men.] The role of waist circumference noted.
(Off the Florida Keys: Kerry Sanders) The Diveheart scuba diving program for kids with physical disabilities, including paralysis, featured; scenes shown of participants Evelyn Felipez, Sam Daly, Alex Ding, Alyse Oaf, and Zain Bando. [Founder Jim ELLIOTT- talks about self esteem.] [Volunteer Stephanie DOMINICI- says when she goes down her mind is free.] [KIDS – react.]