This program is 29 minutes long
(Charlotte: Nancy Cordes) Obama’s speech previewed; excerpts quoted.
(Charlotte: Scott Pelley) The option for the sitting president’s party to hold the last convention and the change of venue for Obama’s speech noted. Earlier interview held with First Lady Michelle Obama about her speech Tuesday and the election. [M. OBAMA – talks about her husband’s handling of high-pressure situations; says this country is in a better place than when he took office and she will play a big role.] President Obama shown embracing former President Bill Clinton after Clinton’s speech last night.
(Charlotte: Norah O’Donnell) Clinton’s speech last night and his role in the campaign featured; details given about the tension between Clinton and Obama during the 2008 primary fight against Hillary Clinton. [Last night, CLINTON – says he wants to nominate a man who’s cool on the outside but burns for America on the inside; responds to criticism from Republican nominees Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan; comments on Obama’s ability to work with opponents.]
(Charlotte: Scott Pelley) Romney’s reaction noted.
(Charlotte: Scott Pelley, Bob Schieffer) The Obama-Clinton alliance discussed.
(New York: Anthony Mason) The surge in the stock market examined; details given about the European Central Bank’s debt plan and the drop in unemployment benefits claims.
(Kansas City, Missouri: Elaine Quijano) The conviction of Kansas City Diocese Bishop Robert Finn for failing to report suspected child abuse by a priest featured; details given about the pictures found on the computer of Rev. Shawn Ratigan and about Finn’s important position in the Catholic Church. [Before the judge, FINN – apologizes.] [Victims’ attorney Rebecca RANDLES- says Ratigan was taking pornographic pictures of children.] [Prosecutor Jean Peters BAKER- says we got a conviction.] [Child sex abuse victims advocate David CLOHESSY- says he hopes it sends a chill up the spines of top Catholic officials.]
(Elmer’s Island, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) The oil from the BP spill that was churned up by Isaac and is washing ashore in Louisiana featured; scenes shown of the tar mat on Elmer’s Island; map shown of the fishing ban area. [Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Garret GRAVES- says the unaccounted oil will manifest hurricane after hurricane unless BP does a proactive cleanup.] [Charter boat owner Keith BERGERON- reacts to the tar balls.] [BP’s Mike HARRISON- says it is not hazardous.]
(London: Mark Phillips) American swimmer Bradley Snyder, who won gold medals in the Paralympic Games in London a year after losing his sight in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan, profiled. [SNYDER – recalls the explosion; explains why he started swimming again; says competing in the Paralympics gives him confidence moving forward in life.]