This program is 29 minutes long
(New Orleans: Mark Potter) The plight of evacuees being stopped from returning to their homes in New Orleans due to power outages featured; scenes shown of roadblocks. [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL- notes the importance of getting power back on.] [In shelter, WOMAN; evacuee Pam HANSON– comment.] Plans for the New Orleans Saints football game to go on at the Superdome this Sunday noted.
(St. Paul: Brian Williams) The intensification of this hurricane season with Gustav being followed by Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine featured; maps shown. [The Weather Channel’s Paul GOODLOE- describes the forecast for the coming storms.]
(Cleveland: Kelly O’Donnell) Senator John McCain’s defense against claims that the vetting of his vice presidential candidate, Governor Sarah Palin, was incomplete featured; details given of what she disclosed about herself and her family. [McCAIN – says the process was completely thorough.] [From “Kudlow and Company” on July 31, PALIN – asks what the v.p. does every day.]
(St. Paul: Brian Williams, Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd) The talk surrounding McCain’s selection of Palin and the reduced role for President Bush at the convention discussed.
(New York: Robert Bazell) The role of genetics in determining whether a man will be monogamous featured; details given about research on voles. [Rutgers University professor Helen FISHER-- says people vary biologically in their ability to form an attachment.] [National Institute of Mental Health Dr. Thomas INSEL- outlines other factors affecting marital discord and sexual fidelity.]
(St. Paul: David Gregory) Senator John McCain’s need to distance himself from President Bush examined; ads from Senator Barack Obama and McCain shown; Bush’s approval rating cited. [In June 2005 on “Meet the Press,” McCAIN – says he is in agreement and support of Bush.] [Republican strategist Mike MURPHY- says it is critical at the Republican National Convention for McCain to protect his own identity.] [Last April, McCAIN – says never again will there be a mismanaged natural disaster.] [CNBC’s John HARWOOD- notes McCain needs the votes of people who still support Bush.]
(Cleveland: Savannah Guthrie) Tandem bicycle riding as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease featured; footage shown of study participants. [Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Jay ALBERTS- says we may be changing brain function.] [Patient Brad HOOVER- comments on his improvement.]