This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Janice Huff) The forecast for the storm featured; maps and diagrams shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Point Pleasant, New Jersey: Anne Thompson) Preparations along the coast featured; scenes shown of conditions in the Bahamas, Navy ships heading out to sea, sandbagging operations and rides being disassembled at Jenkinson's Boardwalk on Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey; death toll cited; footage shown from last year’s Hurricane Irene and Halloween snowstorm; details given of concern about the full moon and the slow pace of the storm. [Connecticut Governor Dan MALLOY- predicts an elongated power outage.] [Massachusetts MAN, New Jersey boat owner Rick KIRKINIS, WOMAN – comment.]
(Canton, Ohio: Peter Alexander) The campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney updated; details given about the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast. [Introducing Romney in Iowa, Senator Chuck GRASSLEY- speaks of a new president, Obama.] [ROMNEY – campaigns.] [On MTV, OBAMA – talks about cutting tuition.] [Romney campaign co-chair John SUNUNU – questions whether former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama is based on race.] Statement from Sununu quoted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The errors by Romney’s campaign outlined.
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The road to 270 electoral votes in the battleground states examined; interactive map shown.
(New York: Mara Schiavocampo) The murder in New York City of young Leo and Lucia Krim by their babysitter Yoselyn Ortega reviewed; family photos shown; scenes shown of the makeshift memorial; online comments quoted; statistics on babysitters cited. [Parent Rachel CEDAR, WOMAN, babysitter Marcia HAMILTON– react.] [Center for Children’s Initiatives Rhonda CARLOSS-SMITH- describes the impact on parents who use babysitters.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study on the risk of smoking for women examined; details given of the findings about reduced life expectancy and premature death; study results cited. [Smoker Amanda GARCIA- comments.] [Duke University Medical Center Jed ROSE- comments on the chances of dying from smoking.]
(Birmingham, England: Amna Nawaz) The progress of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for standing up for education for girls, featured; scenes shown of her family visiting her in a British hospital. [Father Ziauddin YOUSAFZAI- recalls thinking about funeral preparations; says she is the daughter and sister of everybody; says she will rise again.]
(Singer Island, Florida: Jim Cantore) The threat from Hurricane Sandy featured; maps and diagrams shown.