This program is 29 minutes long
(Dallas: Ron Mott) The first Ebola case in the US updated; scenes shown from the Dallas hospital; photo shown of patient Thomas Duncan; details given of questions about the hospital’s handling of this case; map shown of Duncan’s route from Liberia. [Texas Governor Rick PERRY- says children are being monitored for signs of the disease.] [Parent Mike JOHNSON, Duncan’s NEIGHBOR – comment.] [Dallas Fire & Rescue Lt. Joel LAVENDAR- describes the procedure for dealing with a contagious patient.] [Texas Health Resources zone clinical leader Dr. Mark LESTER- comments on the lack of communication about Duncan’s travel from Africa.] [Liberian Community Assn. of DFW Alben TARTY- says we are praying for a nation.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Monrovia, Liberia: Nancy Snyderman) Duncan’s condition when he left Africa and the transmission of Ebola reviewed. NOTE: Report ends abruptly due to technical glitch.
(Studio: Rehema Ellis) Concern about the mysterious illness afflicting children with paralysis examined; map shown of states with cases of the virus; details given about the death of a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl who had symptoms of Enterovirus. [C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Dr. Marie LOZON- says children are coming in with complaints that they’re not moving their limbs.] [Vanderbilt University Dr. William SCHAFFNER- says it remains an unsolved disease mystery.] [MOTHER – comments.] NOTE: Report joined in progress due to technical glitch.
(White House: Kristen Welker) The resignation of Secret Service director Julia Pierson over the security breach at the White House featured; scenes shown from yesterday's hearings; details given about the revelation that President Obama rode an elevator with an armed security contractor with a criminal history; statement from Pierson quoted. [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST- says the president and the secretary concluded that new leadership was required.] [At yesterday’s hearing, Representative Darrell ISSA – questions Pierson.] [Representatives Elijah CUMMINGS, Jason CHAFFETZ, former Secret Service agent Dan BONGINO- comment on Pierson’s departure and the appointment of Joseph Clancy as interim director.] The series of embarrassments for the Secret Service reviewed.
(New York: Hoda Kotb) A conversation with former “Good Morning America” host Joan Lunden about her battle with breast cancer presented. [LUNDEN – recalls her diagnosis; comments on the outpouring of support from her viewers.]
(No location given: Harry Smith) The victory for the Kansas City Royals that ended their long post-season drought, reviewed; scenes shown from the game. [Player Eric HOSMER- comments.]