This program is 29 minutes long
(Staten Island, New York: Ann Curry) The outrage in Staten Island, New York over the slow response to the storm featured; scenes shown of floodwaters, debris, rescue workers. [Several RESIDENTS – say we need help.] [WOMAN – says we’re not getting the attention because we are a working class neighborhood.] [Borough president James MOLINARO- criticizes the American Red Cross.] [Representative Michael GRIMM- criticizes the city of New York.] [NYPD deputy inspector Robert LUKACH, FEMA’s Lisa BARNETT- outline the response.] [Resident Phyllis PUGLIA- reacts to losing her home.] The discovery of the bodies of 2 children noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The traffic into Manhattan, commuters waiting for buses and crowding at a subway station shown.
(Ridgefield, New Jersey: Katy Tur) The frustration over the unavailability of gas due to the power outage featured; scenes shown of lines of cars and people, people pushing cars. [Several PEOPLE – comment.] [CNBC’s Mary THOMPSON- comments on refineries that were shut down.] The request from New Jersey’s senators for emergency fuel noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The consideration of a military response to the storm noted; scenes shown of power trucks being loaded onto heavy lift Air Force aircraft at March Air Force Base in California. Statistics on the power outage cited; map shown of affected states; photos shown of downed trees and power lines, flooding in Maryland, snow in West Virginia.
(Virginia Beach: Peter Alexander) The resumption of campaigning by President Obama and Mitt Romney in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy featured; scenes shown of Obama in Wisconsin and Romney in Virginia, protestors shouting about climate change at a Romney rally; details given about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement of Obama as the best candidate to tackle climate change. [OBAMA, ROMNEY – campaign.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The schedule for Obama and Romney in the final days of campaigning featured; map shown; poll findings cited.
(New York: Richard Engel) The damage to New York City from Hurricane Sandy reviewed; aerial scenes shown; scenes shown of the flooded streets and subway tunnels, the damaged dock at Liberty Island, the closed Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, submerged taxis; animation shown of flood protection options. [MTA vice president Joe LEADER- explains the plan to pump water out of the tunnels.] [Army Corps of Engineers Roger LESS- says we could pump quicker but we don’t want to collapse the tunnel.] [Oceanography professor Malcolm BOWMAN- says if we had barriers in place there would have been no damage.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – doubts there is a practical way to build barriers.]
(Point Pleasant, New Jersey: Stephanie Gosk) The efforts of volunteers in Point Pleasant, New Jersey to help residents and first responders after the storm featured. [Police Lt. Michael COLWELL- notes the food gives them energy to carry on with their jobs.] [Volunteers Laura and Ron NOBILE- talk about serving the community.]