This program is 29 minutes long
(Cleveland: Katy Tur) The varying explanations about last night’s speech by presidential candidate Donald Trump’s wife Melania, which borrowed from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech, reviewed; details given about speechwriter Meredith McIver’s offer to resign; D. Trump’s Tweet quoted. [NBC political analyst Mike MURPHY- says not checking speech copy is a very troubling sign.] The convention’s focus on Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton noted; scenes shown of the crowd chanting “lock her up” and another crowd booing Trump when his plane flew by a Ted Cruz rally. [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE – comments on holding Clinton accountable for her performance and her character.] [Voice of New Hampshire state representative Al BALDASARO- says Clinton should be shot for treason.] [DELEGATE – says we all need to get behind Trump.]
(Cleveland: Lester Holt) The eruption of violence by protestors outside the arena noted.
(Cleveland: Hallie Jackson) The opportunity tonight for vice presidential candidate Mike Pence to step into the spotlight after being largely overshadowed by Trump featured; “Saturday Night Live” clip of people unable to identify Pence’s photo shown; details given about his radio & political careers. [PENCE – says he’s a Christian, a conservative and a Republican.] [Senator Dan COATS- downplays the differences between Trump & Pence.] [Indiana University political scientist David CAMPBELL- speculates on why Pence was chosen.]
(Cleveland: Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie) The flap over Melania’s speech and the popularity of Pence and Cruz among the delegates discussed.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The deadly heat wave updated; temperatures around the country cited; details given about the death of a woman in Chesterfield, Missouri; Tweet from President Obama quoted; scenes shown of a lightning fire in Marissa, Illinois, a dust storm in Phoenix, and a fire in Los Angeles. [Salvation Army OFFICER – notes the life-and-death situation in Kansas City.] [NBC News Al ROKER- comments on the forecast.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) Marshall's career reviewed; TV & film clips shown. [“Happy Days” actors Ron HOWARD, Henry WINKLER- comment on Garry.]
(New York: Cynthia McFadden) Reports that Fox News CEO Roger Ailes be ousted in the wake of a sexual harassment lawsuit from former anchor Gretchen Carlson featured; details given about his role in the conservative movement and the Republican Party and about the irony of his departure as presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives on the scene. [“The Hollywood Reporter” Michael WOLFF, political analyst Hugh HEWITT- comment on the significance of Ailes leaving.]
(No location given: Gabe Gutierrez) The dramatic rescue of trapped driver Jonathan Janson by passers-by in Lexington, South Carolina featured; scenes shown. [JANSON, rescuer Louis DOLEAC-describe what happened.]
(Cleveland: Peter Alexander) The use of popular songs in political campaigns featured; images of politicians through the years shown as song clips are played; details given about notable conflicts between artists and politicians, including Queen vs Donald Trump and Tom Petty vs George Bush. [Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO/president Greg HARRIS- notes music & politics are trying to inspire people to connect with them.]