NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential campaign featured; scenes shown of him at the world’s largest truck stop in Iowa; details given about the flap over his remarks on Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke and President Obama and about his background and his record as governor. [PERRY – says for Bernanke to print more money is almost treasonous; questions why Obama didn’t serve his country.] [On Fox, former White House advisor Karl ROVE – calls the criticism of Bernanke an unfortunate comment.] [On CNN, OBAMA – responds.] [“Texas Monthly” Paul BURKA- says anyone who thinks Perry is a lightweight is making a mistake.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Peosta, Iowa: Chuck Todd) Obama's “listening tour” through the Midwest reviewed; scenes shown of him meeting with small business owners in Iowa and of a testy exchange with a Tea Party member; “Telegraph Herald” editorial criticizing Obama quoted; his approval rating cited. [OBAMA – asks if the nation will do what it takes to grow the economy and put people back to work.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Representative Michele Bachmann shown calling for the crowd to wish Elvis Presley a happy birthday when it is actually the anniversary of his death.
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