This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Linsey Davis) The apology from "Today" host Matt Lauer, who was fired after sexual misconduct allegations, featured; photos shown; Lauer's statement to the people he hurt quoted; details given of complaints by two more women with one claiming a sexual assault, "Variety"'s report on the NBC executives' handling of past problems, his dealing with NBC's Ann Curry with Curry quoted. [WOMAN - comments on the woman's statement.] [Former NBC president Jeff ZUCKER - responds about Lauer.] ["Variety" writer Ramin SETOODEH- claims NBC had general knowledge about Lauer's behavior.] What the NBC boss said about the "power play" aspects of Lauer's actions that caused the firing discussed.
(Washington: David Kerley) A rare earthquake in the eastern US featured; map shown of the quake centered in Delaware. [Two MEN - describe what happened.] [USGS Lucy JONES - comments on quakes in the East.] A prior quake in Virginia recalled.
(White House: Cecilia Vega) Reports that President Trump wants Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo with Senator Tom Cotten replacing Pompeo examined; past Trump tweets quoted. [TRUMP - says Rex is here; calls him not tough enough.] [Sept. 27, in response to Muir's question, TILLERSON - says he will hang around.] [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - answers question.] Source reports on how soon Tillerson could be out discussed.
(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The pressure on Representative John Conyers to step down after allegations of sexual misconduct examined; details given about his denials & hospitalization. [Representatives Nancy PELOSI, James CLYBURN - say Conyers should resign.] [Former staffer Marion BRAWN- says he asked for sex.] [Conyers attorney Arnold REED - responds.] The special rules in Congress for handling sexual harassment complaints & claims paid for accusations against ex-Representative Eric Massa discussed.
(White House: Jonathan Karl) What the Republican Senate tax plan would mean for middle class families examined; details given of tenets of the bill with statistics cited. [Senator Jeff FLAKE- says the bill is likely to pass.] [Senator Ron WYDEN- speaks against the bill.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - lists the horrors if the bill does not pass.] The debate over what the bill would do to the deficit with changes being negotiated discussed.
(Tampa: Victor Oquendo) The arrest in Tampa of a man, Howell Donaldson, in the serial murder case featured; scenes shown of Donaldson in court; details given about whether he can be linked to any crimes in New York City. [Victim's father Kenny HOFFA- says we want to look him in the eye.] [Former teammate Gerard RIVERS- comments on Donaldson.] The reward money mentioned.
(Los Angeles: Nick Watt) The heist at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas featured; surveillance video of the bandit shown. [Las Vegas metropolitan police Capt. John PELLETIER- says he robbed the poker cage.]