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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 30, 2012
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(Tampa: Brian Williams) The speech tonight from Mitt Romney in which he will accept the Republican presidential nomination introduced.

(Tampa: Peter Alexander) Romney’s speech previewed; excerpts quoted; scenes shown of him on the podium at the Republican National Convention and posing with running mate Representative Paul Ryan. [Earlier, ROMNEY – criticizes President Obama.] Romney’s efforts to connect with voters and the announcement that actor Clint Eastwood will speak tonight noted.

(Tampa: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Tampa: Chuck Todd) A fact check on Ryan’s speech last night presented; Ryan’s speech and Obama web video shown; details given of Ryan’s claims about the Janesville, Wisconsin GM plant, the downgrading of the US credit rating and the Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says perhaps you ignore the facts.]

(Tampa: Brian Williams) Earlier discussion held with Ryan. [RYAN – comments on the disconnect between Romney’s position on rape and abortion and the platform; says suburban women are mostly worried about jobs and the economy; comments on Romney’s opposition to propping up the auto industry; talks about Romney’s speech tonight.]

(Tampa: Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw) Why people don’t know Romney and what to look for in his speech, including Medicare, discussed.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Alexander, Peter;
Todd, Chuck;
Tom, Brian Williams,
Duration:
00:10:50

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