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Decision 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Vice Presidential Debate #1032850

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Tonight's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan introduced.

(Danville, Kentucky: Ron Mott) The debate in Danville, Kentucky previewed; details given about the pressure on Biden after President Obama’s lackluster performance and Ryan’s inexperience with debates; photos shown of Biden and Representative Chris Van Hollen†† in a mock debate and of Ryan at the gym and with his son, Sam. [VAN HOLLEN – comments on Biden’s preparations.] [Mitt Romney campaign advisor Dan SENOR†, RYAN – comment on Obama’s record.] Students shown bringing a portrait of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Vinson††, a Centre†† College alumnus, to the debate hall.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Danville, Kentucky: Chuck Todd) New poll numbers on the presidential race reviewed; the standings of Obama and Romney in Florida, Ohio and Virginia cited.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Danville, Kentucky: Andrea Mitchell) The topics likely to be brought up by Biden and Ryan, including abortion and the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, featured.

(Studio: Brian Williams, David Gregory) The expectations for the debate and remarks from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Bill Nelson discussed.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Mott, Ron;
Todd, Chuck;
Mitchell, Andrea;
David, Brian Williams,
Duration:
00:07:40

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