CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 2012
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(New Orleans: Jan Crawford) Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention reviewed. [Last night, ROMNEY – criticizes President Obama; says Obama threw allies like Israel under the bus and relaxed sanctions on Castro’s Cuba.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The bizarre, unscripted speech by actor Clint Eastwood reviewed; scenes shown of him with an empty chair speaking to an imaginary Obama; Romney campaign official quoted about the chair and Eastwood’s performance; Tweeted photo from the Obama campaign shown.
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Charlotte, North Carolina: Bob Schieffer) The distraction for Romney from Eastwood’s speech discussed. The Democrats’ decision not to have a mystery guest at their convention noted.
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