This program is 29 minutes long
(Kentwood, Louisiana: Byron Pitts) The flooding in Louisiana featured; details given about the evacuations due to the risk of the failure of a dam on Mississippi’s Lake Tangipahoa; scenes shown of floodwaters, rescues in Slidell, the evacuation of 69-year-old Dorothy Innerarity, cows on a porch in Plaquemines Parish. [Kentwood, Louisiana resident Kim GARMILLION, evacuees Cherry GIBSON, Darrel GORDON, 7-year-old Jennifer BASS- react.]
(Tampa: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Bolton, Mississippi: Mark Strassmann) Farmers’ concerns about the rainfall because they need to harvest crops soon featured. [Mississippi farmer Ted KENDALL- describes the impact of the rain on his soybeans and cotton.]
(Tampa: Norah O’Donnell) The speech tonight from Mitt Romney in which he will accept the Republican presidential nomination previewed; scenes shown of him on the podium at the Republican National Convention; speech excerpt quoted; details given about how he will reach out to women and criticize President Obama’s record.
(Tampa: Scott Pelley) Last night’s speech from Romney’s running mate Representative Paul Ryan recalled. [Last night, RYAN – criticizes Obama’s economic record.] Interview held with Ryan about his suggestion that the US credit downgrade is Obama’s fault. [Today, RYAN – says the downgrade came from lack of leadership; refutes the explanation from Standard and Poor’s; states we need a president that’s willing to lead; says Obama doesn’t talk to us.]
(Centennial, Colorado: John Blackstone) The court hearing for Aurora, Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes reviewed; details given about the testimony from University of Colorado psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton and the University of Iowa’s rejection of Holmes’s application to graduate school; courtroom sketches by Bill Robles shown.
(Middletown, Ohio: Anthony Mason) The tax policies of President Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney and their impact on the middle class compared; the drop in median wealth cited; details given about Romney’s proposal for cuts in all tax rates and Obama’s plan to raise taxes on top earners. [Middletown, Ohio resident DeAnna SHORES- says we’re struggling to maintain the notion of America.] [ROMNEY – says he will not raise taxes on middle-income Americans.] [OBAMA – says put the middle class back in the forefront.]
(Tampa: Bob Schieffer) Some final thoughts on the convention, presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s speech tonight and the distraction from the hurricane presented.