This program is 29 minutes long
(LaPlace, Louisiana: Gabe Gutierrez) The damage from Isaac featured; scenes shown of the flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, an airlift rescue, crews working on power lines. [Flood victims Gleneace NELSON, Bob HASSELL, evacuee Donna BLOUNT, Slidell business owner Frank JACKSON - comment.]
(New Orleans: Brian Williams) The impact of the storm in New Orleans reviewed; scenes shown of cleanup work, tourists in the French Quarter, the patched 17th Street levee; footage shown from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina 7 years ago; details given about the improvements to the flood protection system that does not include Plaquemines Parish. [Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU- notes a Category 1 storm can be worse than Katrina; recalls the levee breaches.] [August 31, 2005, FEMA director Michael BROWN – comments on the response to Katrina.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER- comments on the damage and debris.] The power of Isaac that reversed the flow of the Mississippi river noted.
(New Orleans: Jim Cantore) The status of and forecast for Isaac featured; maps shown.
(New Orleans: Peter Alexander) Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention last night reviewed; scenes shown of the flooding in Louisiana, protestors at the convention, Romney with running mate Representative Paul Ryan. [Today, ROMNEY – comments on the flood.] [Last night, ROMNEY – criticizes President Obama; says his promise is to help you and your family.] [With troops in Texas, OBAMA – says don’t believe America is in decline.] The collision of 2 vans in Romney’s caravan noted.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The unusual speech by actor Clint Eastwood that threatened to upstage presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention reviewed; scenes shown of him with an empty chair speaking to an imaginary President Obama, running mate Representative Paul Ryan looking on; details given about the “Invisible Obama” Twitter account with a photo tweeted by Obama. [Ann ROMNEY – says she didn’t know it was coming.]
(New Orleans: Brian Williams; Washington: David Gregory) The state of the presidential campaign discussed.
(New Orleans: Kate Snow) The views of Lakeview neighborhood resident Connie Uddo on Isaac and Katrina presented; details given about her creation of St. Paul’s Homecoming Center to help people rebuild. [UDDO – comments on the physical and emotional loss after Katrina; comments on her efforts to bring people back to the neighborhood; talks about the strength and resilience of the people.]