This program is 29 minutes long
(Kenner, Louisiana: Nancy Cordes) The political debate between the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney over whether Americans are better off than they were 4 years ago examined. [In Toledo, OBAMA – tells auto workers he stood with American workers and manufacturing.] [From “Face the Nation,” Governor Martin O'MALLEY- says people are not better off.] [Los Angeles Mayor Antonio VILLARAIGOSA- says we are better off.] [Vice presidential nominee Paul RYAN – says the president can’t tell you that you’re better off.] [Vice President Joe BIDEN – says Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.]
(Studio: Jim Axelrod; Charlotte, North Carolina: Bob Schieffer) What we will hear from the Democrats when their convention begins tomorrow and the Gallup poll findings on Romney’s likability since the Republican convention discussed.
(West Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana: Manuel Bojorquez) The storm damage reviewed; scenes shown of the flood in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, a dead cow; details given about complaints that the levee system that protected New Orleans pushed more water into smaller towns; video of the raging water shown. [Flood victim Carolyn SYLVE- says things need to change.] [St. John’s Parish residents Calvin and Constance WOODS – comment on leading the church service and rebuilding.]
(Angeles National Forest: Bill Whitaker) The battle against the wildfire near Los Angeles featured; scenes shown of the flames and smoke in the Angeles National Forest and aircraft dropping water and retardant. [US Forest Service Nathan JUDY- comments on the dry conditions and rugged terrain.] [EVACUEE – comments.]
(Studio: Jim Axelrod; Turkey-Syria border: Clarissa Ward) The fighting near Aleppo and the upcoming visit by new U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to meet with Syrian President Bashir al-Assad discussed; scenes shown of government war planes.
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Byron Pitts) The volunteers working for the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney featured; details given about their strategies for North Carolina. [Obama volunteer Mary PARRY- says asking for volunteers is easier now than in 2008; describes what women voters want.] [Romney volunteer Chuck PAINTER- comments on losing his job and being homeless and how he holds Obama responsible.] Former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic convention mentioned.
(Dundalk, Maryland: Sharyl Attkisson) The impact of the closing of the Sparrows Point steel mill on the community featured. [Steel worker Mike HARTNETT- wonders what everyone will do.] [Business owner Richard MICKY- says the plant closing has meant a dramatic decrease in business.]