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Decision 2012 / Republican Debate / Vaccine Controversy #1006974

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Chuck Todd) Last night's Republican debate in which Texas Governor Rick Perry was attacked for mandating that girls be inoculated against the HPV virus reviewed; NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll findings on Republican support for the Tea Party cited. [PERRY, Mitt ROMNEY - bicker over Social Security.] [Representative Michele BACHMANN – says a big drug company made billions because of Perry’s mandate.] [NBC’s Michael ISIKOFF†- notes Merck’s contributions to Perry’s campaigns and its hiring of Perry’s former chief of staff Mike Toomey†† as a lobbyist.] [In interview, President OBAMA – rejects the Tea Party’s view that the government should have no role in growing the economy.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The debate over the HPV vaccine noted. [On “Today,” BACHMANN – says a mother told her her daughter suffered from mental retardation after taking the vaccine.]

(San Francisco: Nancy Snyderman) A reality check on the risks of the anti-cancer vaccine presented; details given about the drug’s safety record and why it is given to 11- and 12-year-olds.

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck;
Snyderman, Nancy

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