This program is 29 minutes long
(New Orleans: Jim Cantore) The forecast for Isaac as it heads toward New Orleans featured; map and diagrams shown; details given about the potential storm surge and rainfall.
(Tampa: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Lester Holt) The preparations in New Orleans and southern Louisiana 7 years after Hurricane Katrina featured; scenes shown of sandbags, people boarding up buildings and fortifying the levee. [Plaquemines Parish resident Wilma TAYLOR, New Orleans resident Lisa HAYWOOD - comment on evacuating.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER- worries about the storm slowing down.] [WOMAN – comments.] [Jefferson Parish president John YOUNG- comments on improved protection since Katrina.] [New Orleans Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU- says there is nothing the storm will bring that we don’t believe we are prepared to handle.]
(Tampa: Brian Williams) Live interview held with Landrieu. [LANDRIEU – says we have enough shelters and the people are prepared very well; notes the danger from a category 1 hurricane; notes every storm is different.]
(Tampa: Chuck Todd) The distraction for presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republican Party from Tropical Storm Isaac featured; scenes shown of the convention opening and quickly ending and of a rally in Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan; details given about the “New York Post” report that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie believes Romney will lose; poll findings showing a close race between Romney and President Obama. [ROMNEY – expresses concern for those in the storm’s path.] [RYAN – campaigns.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL- says there is not time for politics along our coast.] [CHRISTIE – denies the rumor.] [On Fox News Sunday, ROMNEY, Ann ROMNEY – talk about shopping at Costco.]
(Tampa: Brian Williams, David Gregory, Andrea Mitchell) The condensing and reformatting of the convention, the cancellation of plans for Vice President Joe Biden and Obama, Romney’s image discussed.
(New York: Nancy Snyderman) A study showing that weight is a factor in determining if a woman will have a recurrence of breast cancer examined; study results for recurrence and death risk cited. [Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care Dr. Joseph SPARANO- says there is a connection between obesity and recurrence.]
(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) The cluster of earthquakes in California featured; home video and scenes of damage shown; images from the Cal Tech early warning system shown. [USGS seismologist Lucy JONES- says it does not suggest connection to “the big one.”] [WOMAN – worries.]