This program is 29 minutes long
(Braithwaite, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) The damage in Louisiana from Isaac featured; scenes shown of the flooding in Plaquemines Parish, crews cutting holes in the levees to drain the water, the floodwall that protected New Orleans but not Braithwaite. [Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority president Timothy DOODY- says the communities that suffered the flooding are outside of the federal levee protection system.] [Braithwaite resident Larry BARTRON- says we were the expendables.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s trip to the flood zone noted; scenes shown of floodwaters in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, the Romneys with Governor Bobby Jindal.
(New Orleans: Jan Crawford) Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention reviewed. [Last night, ROMNEY – criticizes President Obama; says Obama threw allies like Israel under the bus and relaxed sanctions on Castro’s Cuba.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The bizarre, unscripted speech by actor Clint Eastwood reviewed; scenes shown of him with an empty chair speaking to an imaginary Obama; Romney campaign official quoted about the chair and Eastwood’s performance; Tweeted photo from the Obama campaign shown.
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Charlotte, North Carolina: Bob Schieffer) The distraction for Romney from Eastwood’s speech discussed. The Democrats’ decision not to have a mystery guest at their convention noted.
(Ft. Bliss, Texas: Nancy Cordes) President Obama’s challenge to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s criticism of his leadership reviewed; scenes shown from Ft. Bliss, Texas, where he marked the 2-year anniversary of the end of the combat mission in Iraq. [OBAMA – says he will never hesitate to use force to defend the US and will only send troops into harm’s way when absolutely necessary.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Antakya, Turkey: Clarissa Ward) The Turkish government’s struggle to handle the influx of Syrian refugees, consideration of a safe haven in Syria and the lack of interest from the international community in a no-fly zone over the buffer area discussed; photos shown of refugees.
(Mt. Vernon, Missouri: Dean Reynolds) Hope for farmers and ranchers in the drought zone from Isaac’s rains featured; scenes shown of the parched land at Tom Kissee’s ranch in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. [KISSEE - says it’s a blessing; states we don’t have enough to feed the cattle.]
(Northport, New York: Steve Hartman) The story of Korean war former combat medic Augie Angerame, who checks on fellow veteran Frank Di Bella, who has dementia, at the nursing home despite have dementia himself, presented; details given about how the 2 men served together in the Korean war; historical photos shown. [Dibella’s daughter Mary Rose MONROE- wonders what Augie was doing.] [Augie’s son John ANGERAME- says he was checking on Frank like a medic would do.]