This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Lester Holt) The shootout outside the Empire State Building in New York City when Jeffrey Johnson killed former co-worker Steve Ercolino and several people were wounded reviewed; scenes and photos shown; police radio transmissions played. [NYPD commissioner Ray KELLY- says Johnson produced a pistol and fired at close range.] [Witnesses Anthony COLLINS, MAN - comment.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – notes speculation that pedestrians were hit by police bullets.]
(The Weather Channel: Jim Cantore) The forecast for Tropical Storm Isaac that may threaten the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida featured; maps and diagrams shown.
(Washington: David Gregory) Report introduced.
(Port-au-Prince: Mark Potter) Preparations for the storm in Haiti, where people are still suffering from the earthquake 2 years ago, featured; scenes shown of tent cities and shanty towns; details given of efforts in Port-au-Prince to move the most vulnerable to a school building and concern about the spread of cholera. [Tent camp manager Chiara LUCCHINI- says she expects to find people with everything washed away.] [American Red Cross Sandrine CAPELLE-MANUEL- says nobody is living in proper conditions to be safe.]
(Commerce, Michigan: Peter Alexander) The controversy over presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remarks that revived the issue of President Obama’s birthplace featured; statements from Obama’s campaign and Romney advisor Kevin Madden quoted; details given about Romney’s link to Donald Trump, who frequently questions Obama’s birthplace. [ROMNEY – says no one’s ever asked to see his birth certificate.] [February 2, TRUMP – endorses Romney.] [VOTER – reacts.] [WOMAN – says Obama has a phony birth certificate.] The rescheduling of Ann Romney’s speech at the Republican National noted.
(New York: Anne Thompson) USADA’s decision to strip cyclist Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles after he announced he will not fight charges that he used performance enhancing drugs featured; his statement quoted. [Armstrong’s attorney Robert LUSKIN- comments on USADA’s fatwa.] [In May, ARMSTRONG – says these things suck the life out of you.] [Voice of USADA CEO Travis TYGART- says the evidence was overwhelming.] [“Sports Illustrated” David EPSTEIN- says USADA had blood tests indicative of blood manipulation.] [Lance Armstrong Foundation president Doug ULMAN- comments on Armstrong’s legacy in the cancer community.]
(Miami: Kerry Sanders) The lessons learned from Andrew reviewed; footage shown; details given about the overhaul of Florida’s building codes and improved technology; scenes shown of the hurricane simulator at Florida International University. [Survivor Stacy LINFORS- comments on how the storm can displace your life.] [FLU International Hurricane Center Erik SALNA- says the nation is better off since Andrew.]
(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The comeback of drive-in movie theaters featured; scenes shown from the Blue Starlite in Austin, Texas, the Field of Dreams in Ohio and the Admiral Twin in Oklahoma. [3 FANS– comment.] [Blue Starlite owner Josh FRANK- says you’re in public in private.]