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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / The Debate #1031477

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 30, 2012
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Kerley) The countdown to the first debate in the presidential election campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney introduced; details given about how both sides are trying to lower expectations before the debate. [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE†- says Romney comes through in debates.] [Vice presidential nominee Paul RYAN - praises Obama as a speaker; refuses to answer tax questions.] [On "This Week," two POLITICIANS - offer advice.]

(Studio: David Muir, Matt Dowd) Three things to watch for in this debate with attention paid to the style rather than substance, how Senator John Kerry raised his chances after the first debate and how this is a real authentic moment discussed; scenes shown from the 2000 debate between President George Bush and Vice President Al Gore as depicted by comedian Jon Stewart.

(Studio: David Muir) ABC News coverage of the debate on Wednesday outlined on screen.

Muir, David;
Kerley, David;
Matt, David Muir,

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