This program is 28 minutes long
(New Orleans: Sam Champion) The intensification of Isaac towards hurricane status before it hits land featured; scenes from New Orleans, evacuating cars, Haiti, rainy Florida and storm tracking weather maps shown. [Three Gulf RESIDENTS, Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL - comment on getting ready.] [ABC's Matt GUTMAN - shows the weather in Key West.]
(Tampa: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Ginger Zee) The preparations in New Orleans examined; scenes from atop the levees that were rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina with diagrams shown. [Katrina victim Linda ANDERSON, US Army Corps of Engineers commander Col. Ed FLEMING- talk about the levee system readiness.]
(Boston: David Muir) The readiness of Romney for the convention featured; scenes shown from New Hampshire where Mitt and Ann Romney practiced their convention speeches; details given about Ann's star power among women. [On Fox, ROMNEY - says "I am what I am"; comments on what his dad might have said.]
(Convention floor: Diane Sawyer) The convention area shown. [In interview, Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - admits the storm is a concern; shows the national debt clock; comments on Medicare: the system has to change; reacts to a statement from Romney.] ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings on Americans' opposition to Representative Paul Ryan's Medicare plan cited.
(Convention floor: Diane Sawyer, Jonathan Karl) How the race is a coin toss at the time of the convention and the "bounce" the Republicans hope for discussed.
(New York: Sharyn Alfonsi) Roberts' myelodysplastic syndrome that came from her cancer treatment examined; details given about the transplant from Robin's sister. [On GMA, ROBERTS - says she will start the process.] [NY Presbyterian/Weill Cornell leukemia program director Dr. Gail ROBOZ- explains the treatment.]
(Tampa: Diane Sawyer) GMA's coverage of Robin's story noted.