This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: David Kerley) The message from President Obama and Mitt Romney on the campaign trail featured; details given about the New York attorney general's investigation of private equity firms, including Romney's former company Bain Capital. [In several speech excerpts, in Pennsylvania, OBAMA; in Ohio, ROMNEY - campaign.]
(Studio: David Muir) A time-lapse look at the transformation of the arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, before the Democratic convention shown.
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Cecilia Vega) The Democratic convention previewed; scenes of the convention speeches by Ann and Mitt Romney and actor Clint Eastwood and photos of celebrities who will appear in Charlotte. [With David Letterman, First Lady Michelle OBAMA - speaks about conventions.]
(Studio: David Muir; Charlotte: Rick Klein) Eastwood's empty chair skit, areas Obama will talk about and the recipe for the White House microbrewed beer discussed. [ABC News Matthew DOWD - speaks about the other empty chair in America.]
(Studio: David Muir) ABC News coverage of the convention announced.
(Studio:L Ginger Zee) The impact of the remnants of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac reviewed; weather map and a Missouri tornado shown.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana: Ryan Owens) The situation in St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana where the dam did hold despite the flood waters from Isaac featured; scenes shown of the dam and from on the Pearl River, which is still rising. [Army Corps of Engineers Kavanaugh BREAZEALE- says everything is stable.] [Resident Kelly SOWELL- talks about the heat.]
(Denver: Clayton Sandell) The crash of a plane at an air show in Davenport, Iowa, featured; plane video shown; details given about air show accidents and the safety rules. [WITNESS - describes what happened.] [International Council of Air Shows John CUDAHY- says there have been no spectator casualties at air shows since 1952.] The air race accident in Reno in September 2011 that led to stricter rules shown. [Aviation expert John NANCE- cites the risk for spectators.]
(Studio: John Schriffen) The beaching of pilot whales on a Florida beach featured; scenes shown from Ft. Pierce of volunteers trying to save the whales. [Two PEOPLE - comment on the whales.] [ Allison GARRETT- talks about the whales' social groups.]
(Washington: Elisabeth Leamy) The problems with the nation's backyard decks examined; scenes of a deck collapsing on prom night in Indiana and several other collapses. [Witness Sam KING- describes what happened.]