This program is 29 minutes long
(Dallas: Kate Snow) CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden’s admission they could have done better in handling Ebola cases featured; details given about the condition of nurse Nina Pham; statement from Pham quoted; scenes shown of hazmat teams preparing a new home for Pham’s dog. [FRIEDEN – admits a rapid response team was needed after Ebola victim Thomas Duncan was diagnosed.] [Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Dr. Daniel DIEKEMA- says we need to select the most experienced health care workers to care for those patients.] [Sunday, Texas Health Resources Dr. Daniel VARGA- says we can’t discuss further details.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The donation of blood from Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly to help others fighting the disease, including Pham, NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo and fellow Doctor Rick Sacra, featured; details given about the role of antibodies. [BRANTLY – comments.] [SACRA – thanks Brantly.] [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony FAUCI- says you’re trying to impart on the patient the advantage of the antibodies.] [University of Texas Medical Branch Thomas GEISBERT- says we don’t know if the transfusion will have a beneficial effect.]
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Dylan Dreyer) The impact of the massive storm system reviewed; scenes shown of tornado damage in Atlanta, students sheltering in the hallway in Lawndale, North Carolina; maps shown; details given about deaths in Alabama & Arkansas. [Storm victim Wesley CAGLE- comments.] The forecast for more severe storms and the development of Hurricane Gonzalo in the Atlantic Ocean noted.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) A scare on an American Airlines flight when the wall of the plane began to crack reviewed; scenes shown from inside the plane; pilot-tower communications played; American Airlines statement quoted. [PASSENGER - describes what happened.]
(White House: Chris Jansing) The race in Kentucky between Senator Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes featured; details given about Grimes’s refusal to say if she voted for President Obama and the efforts of other Democrats to distance themselves from Obama; campaign ads shown. [Former President Bill CLINTON – campaigns for Grimes.] [GRIMES – says every Kentuckian has the right to privacy at the ballot box.] [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST – jokes.] [Political analyst David AXELROD- says Obama will have to pick his spots where he can make a difference.]
(Studio: Chuck Todd) Races to watch, including the race in Iowa between Bruce Braley & Joni Ernst, and races in Kansas & South Dakota, which have independent candidates Greg Orman and Larry Pressler, reviewed.
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) Plans for Apple and Facebook to pay for women who choose to freeze their eggs examined. [Fertility Doctor Jaime KNOPMAN- says it’s going to be huge for women.] [Professional Leah Jane LAVIN- comments.]
(Frankfurt, Kentucky: Kevin Tibbles) The unusual move by Kentucky State University interim president Raymond Burse to slash his salary to pay for raising the salaries of the university’s lowest-paid employees featured. [BURSE – says he is trying to emulate to the students what it takes to be successful in society.] [EMPLOYEE, STUDENT – react.]