This program is about 1 hour long
(Amite, Louisiana: John Zarrella) The lingering effects of slow-moving Isaac in the Gulf region reviewed; scenes shown of rain and rescues; details given about the likelihood the dam up river will hold. [RESIDENT, trapped Gene ODDO, Kentwood resident Johnny WOMACK- describe what happened.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER - compares the damages from Katrina and Isaac.] [Tangipahoa Parish president Gordon BURGESS- expresses concern about lives.] The daily rain and flooding concerns discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Braithwaite, Louisiana: Brian Todd) The flooding along the Louisiana-Mississippi border featured; scenes shown from a house where an elderly couple drowned and from an airboat trip. [Braithwaite fire department Chief Urban TREUIL- talks about the flooding.] [Braithwaite homeowner Bobby LANDRY - reacts.] How people can drown in their own homes after the levee was overtapped and the timetable for levee construction in the region discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The dam risk along the Louisiana-Mississippi border updated. [Mississippi emergency management agency director Robert LATHAM- expresses concern about the rising water so citizens should not return yet even though the dam seems to be holding.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Mary Matalin and Paul Begala about the Republican message and claims. [BEGALA - says the welfare message is a character test; defends the Democrats' Joe Soptic ad.] [MATALIN - says Obama's waiver weakened the work requirement; states one America is being paid not to produce.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with blogger Andrew Sullivan about the Republican convention. [SULLIVAN - says President Obama has to come more to the middle and deal with the debt while Ryan wants to cut taxes and can't balance the budget; comments on how Ryan opposed Bowles-Simpson and how the Bush years were wiped out at the convention; states Romney did show his human side; comments on the Clint Eastwood surreal speech.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger and "New York Times" Michael Barbaro about the background to the Eastwood speech. [BARBARO - says Eastwood decided to do something extremely creative at the convention.] [BORGER - says this speech was an embarrassment to the Romney campaign: it has become a diversion.]
(New York and studio: Deborah Feyerick) The outrage over the statements from Father Benedict Groeschel laying the blame for priest sex abuse on the victims and defending predatory priests and abuser Jerry Sandusky examined; excerpts quoted; scenes shown of the Trinity Retreat home established by Father Benedict. [Clinical psychologist Jeff GARDERE- says this indicates deeper issues inside the father: intellectualizing a relationship with a child.] [Benedict DEFENDER - comments.]
(Studio: Susan Hendricks) A legal battle over the book "No Easy Day" written by a former Navy SEAL about the raid that took out Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; the fighting across Syria; a supermarket shooting in New Jersey and a rare blue moon tonight reported.