This program is 28 minutes long
(Cleveland: Hallie Jackson) The chaos at the Republican convention with protests against candidate Donald Trump reviewed; poll findings cited. [Several PEOPLE – comment.] [Senator John McCAIN – jokes about not being in Cleveland.] [Trump aide Paul MANAFORT- comments on former rival Governor John Kasich’s decision not to attend.] [Former Senator Bob DOLE – comments on the absence of many prominent Republicans.] [Reality show star Willie ROBERTSON- supports Trump.]
(Cleveland: Lester Holt) Earlier interview held with Kasich about the convention and Trump’s message. [KASICH – says we have different values, directions & philosophy; reacts to criticism from Manafort.] NOTE: technical glitch.
(Cleveland: Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie) The drama at the convention, the rift among Republicans and Trump’s introduction of wife Melania tonight discussed.
(Cleveland: Stephanie Gosk) Concerns about security for protestors outside in the streets featured; scenes shown of the crowds and police.
(Cleveland: Lester Holt) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s speech before the NAACP convention noted.
(Baton Rouge: Gabe Gutierrez) The ambush by gunman Gavin Long that killed 3 police officers in Baton Rouge reviewed; scenes/photos shown; details given about Long’s background; YouTube videos of Long advocating violence following the police-involved shooting of Alton Sterling and walking the streets of Dallas shown; photos of victims Brad Garafola, Montrell Jackson & Matthew Gerald shown. [Louisiana Governor John BEL EDWARDS- says this was a diabolical attack.] [OFFICER – praises his SWAT team.] [Louisiana State Police Col. Michael EDMONSON- wonders why Long came to Baton Rouge.] [MAN – speaks of Jackson.]
(No location given: Miguel Almaguer) The call to ban Russia from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to allegations of state-sponsored doping examined; animation shown of how dirty samples were replaced with clean ones in Sochi. [Report authority Richard McLAREN- says the Moscow laboratory operated for the protection of doped Russian athletes.] [USADA OFFICIAL – says it’s a level of corruption we can’t tolerate.] [American skeleton racer Katie UHLAENDER- comments on losing to a Russian.]
(New York: Cynthia McFadden) A look at presidential candidate Donald Trump’s wife Melania, who will speak tonight at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, presented; details given about her background and role in the campaign. [M. TRUMP – comments on her son Barron and her husband’s Tweeting habit.] [“Harper’s Bazaar” writer Alex KUCZYNSKI- talks about Melania.]