This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) The decision to cancel the New York City marathon featured; statement from Mayor Michael Bloomberg quoted; scenes shown of destruction on Staten Island, where the marathon would have started; marathon map shown. [Staten Island resident Josephine PRESTOVINO- reacts.] [Hilton Garden Inn owner Richard NICOTRA- talks about his decision not to honor runners’ reservations so as not to kick out displaced New Yorkers.] [Marathon runner Eric DEGEN- says he could have made the decision days ago.] [BLOOMBERG – comments on the race.] [New York Road Runners Mary WITTENBERG- says we will be donating a million dollars.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Staten Island, New York: Andrea Canning) The situation on Staten Island reviewed; scenes shown of National Guardsmen and relief agencies handing out supplies, boats in yards, downed power lines, the reopened Staten Island Ferry. [WOMAN – thanks FEMA.] [WOMAN – says there is renewed hope.] [Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO – says folks will be going door-to-door.] [Brooklyn RESIDENT – says he is here to help.] [Staten Island resident Esther LaRUBIO- says we need help here.] [Representative Michael GRIMM- says people are scared and want to know if they have a place to go.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The difficulty in getting gas due to the power outage noted; scenes shown of gas lines.
(Ridgefield, New Jersey: Tom Costello) The frustration over the gas situation reviewed; scenes shown of the lines of cars and people with gas cans, fuel tankers arriving in New York and New Jersey; details given about the shutdown of some refineries. [Several PEOPLE, Sunoco fuel truck DRIVER – comment.] [Over Long Island, NBC’s Kerry SANDERS – points out the refinery.] [New York Governor Andrew CUOMO- says it’s going to be better in the near future.] [Lipow Oil Associates Andrew LIPOW- says by Monday or Tuesday we’ll see great improvement.] Gas prices mentioned.
(West Chester, Ohio: Peter Alexander) The reaction of the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney to the final jobs report before the election featured; details given about the importance of Ohio; Romney’s “Jeep” ad shown. [OBAMA, ROMNEY – speak about the economy.] [Mesirow Financial Diane SWONK- assesses the economy.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: David Gregory) The impact of Hurricane Sandy on the presidential race discussed; details given about the benefit for Obama of the images of him with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
(Ridgefield, New Jersey: Jim Cantore) The possibility of another storm on the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy featured; computer models shown of possible storm tracks.