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Decision 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Debate #1032493

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Mitt Romney’s victory over President Obama in last night’s debate noted; scenes shown of Romney today in Fishersville, Virginia.

(Denver: Andrea Mitchell) The debate and the campaigning today reviewed; details given about Obama’s failure to mention the 47 percent issue or Romney’s position on women’s health issues; scenes shown from the debate with the candidates talking about taxes. [Today, OBAMA – says the man on stage last night doesn’t want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney’s decisions; criticizes Romney for cracking down on Sesame Street.] [Today, ROMNEY – speaks about their different visions.] [White House advisor David PLOUFFE†- criticizes Romney.] [Last night, ROMNEY – talks about cutting funding to PBS.] A fact check on the candidates’ tax plans presented. [Former Governor John SUNUNU†- calls Obama lazy and disengaged.] [Vice President Joe BIDEN – comments on his upcoming debate with Paul Ryan.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chicago: John Yang) The reaction to the debate featured; details given about the wave of real-time commentary on social media; Twitter comments from journalist Byron York†, comedian Bill Maher†, political analyst Stuart Rothenberg† and a Big Bird parody account quoted. [MSNBC’s Chris MATTHEWS†, radio host Rush LIMBAUGH – offer views.] [Obama campaign advisor David AXELROD†- comments on Obama’s performance.] [Colorado voters Mary Ellen TURNER†, Bailey TERHUNE†, WOMAN – react to the debate.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Fishersville, Virginia: Peter Alexander) Romney’s effort to build on his momentum in his campaign featured; photos shown of Romney on the plane. The applause for Senator Rob Portman††, who portrayed Obama in Romney’s debate practices, noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Madison, Wisconsin: Chuck Todd) The anxiety in Obama’s campaign featured; details given about efforts to portray Romney as dishonest.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Yang, John;
Alexander, Peter;
Todd, Chuck
Duration:
00:08:30

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