NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 04, 2012
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(Charlotte: Chuck Todd) The opening of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina previewed; details given about the goal to target women and Hispanic voters with First Lady Michelle Obama and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro speaking, and the debates over Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s response when asked if people are better off than 4 years ago and President Obama’s response to his handling of the economy. [CASTRO – says his mother worked hard so he and twin Joaquin could have a good shot in life.] [Republican vice presidential nominee Paul RYAN – says America needs a turnaround.] [P. OBAMA – gives himself an incomplete.] Plans for former President Jimmy Carter to address the convention and a tribute to the late Senator Edward Kennedy noted.
(Charlotte: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Charlotte: Andrea Mitchell) Michelle Obama’s aim to project empathy toward the middle class and motivate women and young voters in her speech tonight featured; details given about her popularity and role. [P. OBAMA – says he will be watching at home with the girls.] [With Ryan Seacrest, M. OBAMA – says she did not watch Ann Romney’s speech.] [For E! News, M. OBAMA – says it’s our responsibility at whatever age to vote.] [Obama campaign senior advisor Robert GIBBS – says she’s completely at ease.]
(Charlotte: Brian Williams, Savannah Guthrie, David Gregory) Michelle Obama’s public role and Castro’s appearance as an appeal to Hispanics discussed.
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