This program is 28 minutes long
(Cleveland: Hallie Jackson) The roll call vote at the Republican convention that will make Donald Trump the candidate for president noted; live scenes shown from Cleveland.
(Cleveland: Peter Alexander) The scene on the floor as the anti-Trump movement dwindles reviewed.
(Cleveland: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Cleveland: Hallie Jackson) The plagiarism controversy over the speech by Trump’s wife Melania featured; Melania’s speech and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech shown side by side. [Colorado delegate Guy SHORT, Trump campaign chairman Paul MANAFORT, New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE, journalist Jarrett HILL, Republican National Committee Sean SPICER, former speechwriter Michael GERSON– offer views.] [M. TRUMP – says she wrote the speech.] [Benghazi victim’s MOTHER – rails against Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton.] [North Carolina delegate Susan McBRIDE- says Trump is the man to bring our country back.] The role of speechwriter Matthew Scully noted.
(Cleveland: Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie) The impact of the speech controversy on Trump’s campaign discussed.
(London: Bill Neely) The ax attack on a German train by an Afghan teen claiming allegiance to ISIS reviewed; details given about other recent terror attacks in Europe.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The dangers for law enforcement in the wake of ambushes in Dallas & Baton Rouge featured; details given about changes in procedures in Los Angeles, the shooting of another officer in Kansas City, and support from the public in Denver and Reno; statistics on officers killed by firearms cited; photo shown of kids praying for their dad before his shift in Indianapolis. [Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff Brian ANDERSON- says tragedy should strengthen our resolve to be mindful & safe.] [WOMAN – says her son doesn’t want to be a police officer anymore.]
(New York: Cynthia McFadden) Speculation about whether Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has been ousted in the wake of sexual harassment allegations from former anchor Gretchen Carlson featured; details given about Ailes’s work with Republican presidents and his relationship with 21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch, whose sons wanted Ailes out. [“The Hollywood Reporter Michael WOLFF- says Ailes is Fox News.]
(Chicago: Ron Mott) A study finding a rise in prostate cancer cases examined; details given about screening recommendations from the American Cancer Society. [Study author Dr. Edward SCHAEFFER- says screening saves lives.] [Patient Joseph LEVINGSTON- comments.]
(No location given: Tom Brokaw) The impact of social media on the election featured. [Instagram’s John TASS-PARKER, WOMAN, Google’s LaToya DRAKE comment on “follows” and “searches” of the presidential candidates.] [Breitbart’s Michael Patrick LEAHY- notes the increase in Breitbart’s popularity due to Facebook.]