This program is 29 minutes long
(Madras, Oregon: Matt Gutman) The great American eclipse featured; scenes shown from Lincoln City & Madras Oregon, of the darkness; Alliance, Nebraska, where there is a replica of Stonehenge; cloudy Carbondale, Illinois; Kelly, Kentucky; Charleston, South Carolina & of traffic afterwards. [In Rigby, Idaho, ABC's Eva PILGRIM- shows the traffic.] [In Madras, California VISITOR - comments.] The "great American escape" via traffic discussed.
(Charleston, South Carolina: David Muir; Nashville: Ginger Zee; Lincoln City, Oregon: Rob Marciano) The temperature drops in Tennessee during the eclipse & the sun's corona during the eclipse discussed; scenes shown of time-lapse of clouds & of the sun before, during & after totality.
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The collision of the USS John S. McCain with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore with sailors missing featured; scenes from the South China Sea of the damaged ship & diagram of the ships colliding shown; details given about other recent Navy ship accidents, including the USS Fitzgerald off Japan & the Navy's decision to halt all operations. [US Central Command retired Adm. Robert HARWARD- calls this an inexcusable tragedy; speaks about seamanship.] [Navy Adm. John RICHARDSON- calls for forceful action: a pause.] The loss of two billion-dollar warships at a time of tension with North Korea discussed.
(Ft. Myer, Virginia: Cecilia Vega) Tonight's address from President Trump about his plan for the war in Afghanistan against the Taliban previewed; images shown of Trump with his national security team. [August 10, TRUMP - says he took over a mess.] Trump's reversal on Afghanistan noted. [In 2012, November 2016, Donald TRUMP - says Afghanistan is a complete disaster: get out; criticizes policy.! His November 21, 2013, "Let's get out" tweet quoted. [August 11, TRUMP - says we will be making decisions.] The issue of troop levels in Afghanistan discussed.
(Charleston, South Carolina: David Muir) ABC News coverage of the president's address outlined on screen.
(Steubenville, Ohio: Alex Perez) The ambush shooting by Nate Richmond in Steubenville, Ohio, of a judge, Joseph Bruzzese, as he entered the courthouse featured; scenes shown from the courthouse area; details given about the slain suspect whose son, Malik, was convicted of sexual assault. [Jefferson County Sheriff Fred ABDALLAH- comments on the shooting.] [County prosecuting attorney Jane HANLIN- comments on possible connections.]
(Washington airport: David Kerley) The chaos on an American Airlines plane when a man tried to open the doors in flight reviewed; scenes shown from inside the cabin; details given about how emergency doors work. [Passenger Salman ELMI- describes what happened on the plane.]