This program is 29 minutes long
(Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana: Byron Pitts) The impact of the storm on New Orleans and the surrounding communities reviewed; scenes shown from Plaquemines Parish of floodwaters, rescue workers cutting through Fred Leslie’s roof and a failed levee, and of the new levee system and downed power lines in New Orleans; photos shown of rescues. [Plaquemines Parish residents LESLIE, Karen SILVIA, Carol HICKS, Hugh FRENCH - react.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL- notes the Corps of Engineers is considering doing a breach intentionally to release water.]
(Tampa: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Gulfport, Mississippi: Mark Strassmann) Isaac’s impact in Mississippi featured; scenes shown of flooding; details given of the concern about storm surge.
(Tampa: Scott Pelley) The welcome rains from Isaac further north noted; drought map shown.
(Tampa: Norah O’Donnell) Republican running mate Representative Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention tonight previewed; details given about what he plans to say about President Obama’s record and his budget plan; scenes shown of Ryan checking out the podium; speech excerpt quoted.
(Tampa: Scott Pelley) Earlier interview held with presidential candidate Mitt Romney about his plan to cut the federal budget and how a wealthy man relates to the middle class. [ROMNEY – says he learned things that can get America strong again; explains how to balance a budget; says he would knock out Obamacare and other subsidies; recommends sending Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers back to the states.]
(Tampa: Dean Reynolds) The views of President Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Medicare compared; details given about Obama’s Affordable Care Act that offers little change for traditional Medicare patients and Romney’s plan to offer people under 55 the option to buy private insurance from the government. [Cancer survivor Linda SCHULTE- wonders about the affordability of the voucher program; worries about the economy under the current administration.] [OBAMA – says his plan extended the life of Medicare by a decade.] [ROMNEY – says there will be greater competition between the government and private plans.]
(Tampa: Bob Schieffer) Some final thoughts on the race between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Ann Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention last night presented.