This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: David Kerley) The Romney campaign and the Republican worries about it examined; details given about Mitt's plan for intense campaigning in battleground states. [On "60 Minutes," ROMNEY - defends his campaign.] [On "This Week," Republican National Committee chairman Reince PRIEBUS- defends the campaign.] ["Wall Street Journal" columnist Peggy NOONAN, "New York Times" columnist David BROOKS- criticize Romney's campaign.] [On Iowa radio, Ann ROMNEY - says stop it!.] "Saturday Night Live" skit about Ann shown. The coming debates noted.
(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Rick Klein) The countdown to the first presidential debate, which oculd be a big moment and chance for Romney, and the early talk about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running in 2016 discussed. [Former President Bill CLINTON - says he does not know Hillary will run in 2016.]
(Washington: Reena Ninan) The death of the panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, reviewed; scenes shown from outside the panda habitat; details given about panda pregnancy and cub problems. [Zoo director Dennis KELLY- calls the death "devastating."] [Two zoo VISITORS - react.]
(Denver: Clayton Sandell) The fire in central Washington updated; scenes shown of the haze and people wearing masks due to air quality warnings; details given about the health threat of the smoke that is drifting great distances. [Evacuee Brandyce LEE- cites the stress of evacuation.] [MAN - cites his asthma.] [KMGH meteorologist Maureen McCANN- warns about breathing problems.]
(Studio: David Muir, Ginger Zee) The air quality alerts and the first day of fall discussed; weather and temperature maps shown.
(Aboard the USS POnce: Nick Schifrin) The US show of force in the Persian Gulf that is a loud naval warning to Iran featured; scenes shown from on board a US ship near the Strait of Hormuz that checks for mines; details given about this gunboat diplomacy. [USS Ponce commanding officer Capt. Jon RODGERS- says Iran's threat is there in the strait.] [USS Ponce FC Michael JOHNSON; USS Warrior commanding officer Capt. Scott NIETZEL- comment on the mission.]
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The soldiers and their families after three years featured; scenes and photos shown of the 82nd Airborne Div. marching home to family; details given about the remaining American troops in Afghanistan. [Lt. Daniel LOFFLER- says he is glad to be home.]
(Hollywood: Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott) Tonight's Emmy awards on TV previewed; scenes shown from the red carpet area; details given about the storylines.
(Studio: John Schriffin) The new book entitled "Total Recall" from former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger about the background to his divorce from Maria Shriver featured; excerpts about Arnold's child with the housekeeper that he kept hidden from his wife quoted.