This program is 29 minutes long
(Sioux City, Iowa: Kristen Welker) Obama's campaign in the battleground state of Iowa featured; scenes shown from Sioux City. [OBAMA - campaigns; criticizes Romney's convention speech for retreading policies and saying nothing about Afghanistan.] ["Des Moines Register" Kathie OBRADOVICH- explains Iowa's importance.] [TheGrio.com Perry BACON- notes what Obama has to do.]
(Jacksonville, Florida: Ron Mott) The campaigning by Romney and Representative Paul Ryan in Ohio and Florida featured. [ROMNEY - criticizes Obama on jobs.] [At the convention, RYAN - speaks about the failed economic recovery.] [Democratic strategist Karen FINNEY- defends Obama about the auto plant in Wisconsin.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) NBC News coverage of the Democratic National Convention noted.
(New Orleans: Gabe Gutierrez) The frustration about the cleanup after Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac featured; scenes shown from the Gulf coast of flood waters. [New Orleans residents Lane HILTON, Beth GODDARD, Jefferson Parish grocery store owner Peter ZUPPARDO, parish PRESIDENT - complain about the lack of help.] [Energy New Orleans CEO Charles RICE- characterizes the storm.] [WOMAN - shows her boy's rescued tortoise.]
(Kankakee, Illinois: Julie Martin) The rains in the drought-stricken Midwest farm country featured; rain and tornado forecast maps shown.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The outbreak of the hantavirus, a rodent-borne disease, at a campsite in Yosemite National Park in California, examined; scenes shown from the park. [Encino Hospital Medical Center Dr. Sunny BHATIA- describes the hantavirus symptoms.] [Yosemite park ranger Kari COBB, tourist Judy MARTINEZ- comment.]
(Bethesda, Maryland: Tom Costello) The reasons for the rise in gasoline prices this Labor Day weekend examined; gas statistics cited; details given about the impact of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac and gas blends. [GasBuddy.com Patrick DeHAAN- cites the high prices.] [Two MOTORISTS - complain.]
(No location given: Michelle Franzen) A new trails system at the Philadelphia Zoo featured; scenes shown of the primate habitats. [Zoo CEO Andrew BAKER- says we want to create a great experience for animals.] [Zookeeper Samantha NESTOR, three VISITORS - react.]
(Allen, Texas: Charles Hadlock) A 60 million dollar high school football stadium in Texas featured; scenes shown from Allen. [Player Cameron CALCOTE, former pro player Emmett SMITH, two FANS - react.] [FAN, Allen independent school district Tim CARROLL, student Ashley PAULMENO- call the stadium an investment for Friday night.]