Good morning! This is Christine Nelson on this Monday, August 13. I finished going through the morning rundown so here's a first look at the stories we're covering when you turn on WBTV News This Morning. We're on from 4:30-7:00 a.m.
We received an update this morning directly from the hospital about Evangelist Billy Graham's condition. If you haven't heard the 93-year-old was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville over the weekend. Officials told us overnight he was treated for a bronchitis infection. They also told us how he spent his Sunday afternoon which gives us a pretty good indication he's going to be okay.
LIVE: In a few hours it's going to be a bittersweet day for the 145th Airlift Wing of the North Carolina Air National Guard in Charlotte. The unit is resuming its airborne fire fighting missions. Remember this is the same unit that lost four of its members when their C-130 crashed while fighting a July wildfire in South Dakota. WBTV's Cam Man Ron Lee has details on where the 145th will be heading later this morning.
Also, are you for or against immunizations? With school starting or already in session for many of you that question always gets raised, leaving some parents scratching their heads on what to do. WBTV's Astrid Martinez looks at both side of this sometimes controversial question in a live report. Astrid is the newest addition to the WBTV News morning team!
Plus, ICYMI (in case you missed it!), we'll air some of the sound from the exclusive "60 minutes" interview with both Mitt Romney and the candidate he chose as his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan.
See you on the air!