This program is 30 minutes long
(Boulder, Colorado: Kristen Welker) The Obama campaign in Colorado featured; scenes shown from the trail. [OBAMA - campaigns.] [On "Face the Nation," Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie CUTTER; on "Meet the Press," Chicago Mayor Rahm EMANUEL; Vice President Joe BIDEN - criticize the opposition.] [Republican Newt GINGRICH - talks about jobs.] [On CNN, Romney campaign adviser Eric FEHRNSTROM- says Mitt Romney gave a speech before the American Legion.] A mistake by Representative Paul Ryan about his marathon time noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Charlotte: Chuck Todd) What Romney was able to accomplish about likability at the Republican convention and the issue of Democratic confidence discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Charlotte: Andrea Mitchell) The Democratic worry that the Obama campaign may be too confident, the need to drive up the vote in North Carolina and the story of what one woman said about the Republicans and the glass ceiling discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) NBC News convention coverage announced.
(New Orleans: Gabe Gutierrez) The aftermath of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana where areas outside New Orleans got flooded featured; scenes shown from flooded St. Tammany and Plaquemines parishes in Louisiana. [St. Tammany Parish president Pat BRISTER- talks about an evacuation.] [Residents Gerald WILLIAMSON, Billie DiVINCENTI, Charlene MARTIN- comment on the flooding.] [Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed FLEMING- defends the rebuilt system.]
(New York: Nancy Snyderman) The growing threat of the West Nile virus examined; statistics cited; scenes shown of spraying campaigns; details given about the calls for vaccine research and recommendations to prevent the virus disease especially in flooded areas. [Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dr. William SCHAFFNER- talks about the spread of the virus from birds to mosquitoes to people.] [American Mosquito Control Assn. Joe CONLON- calls it a late-summer disease.]
(Chicago: Ron Allen) The violent gang crime and murders in Chicago this summer featured; scenes shown from the neighborhood rally; details given about police actions in the violent areas and some of the young victims. [Pastor Ira ACKLEY- calls it a state of emergency and we have to fight back.] [Shooting victim Jermaine's mother Ericka DAVIS- says we have to make a stand.] [On "Meet the Press," Chicago Mayor Rahm EMANUEL - says it is the gang-on-gang issues.]
(Chula Vista, California: Miguel Almaguer) The story of Paralympian runner Blake Leeper††, who was born without legs, presented; sport scenes shown. [LEEPER - talks about running for his country.] [Coach Joaquin CRUZ‡- talks about Leeper breaking world records.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Leiper's bronze medal run in the 200 meters with Oscar Pistorius beaten by Alex Oliviera‡ noted.
(New York: Anne Thompson) The Internet sensation of the Dog Shaming Tumblr page of "criminal" dogs featured; photos and videos of dug bad behavior shown. [Dog owners Kim RUSHMOND, MAN - comment.] [Andrea Arden dog training Mike LUSTIG- says the problem is the two-legged creature.]