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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Debate #1033253

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Last night’s presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney introduced; CBS News polls on who won cited.

(Athens, Ohio: Nancy Cordes) The efforts of both candidates to appeal to women reviewed. [Questioner Katherine FENTON††– asks the candidates about inequalities in the workplace.] [OBAMA – says he wants to be sure his daughters have the same opportunities as anyone’s sons have.] [ROMNEY – says he asked for help in finding qualified women and was brought "binders full of women"; asserts women are worse off because of Obama.] [Voice of former Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus director Jesse MERMELL†- says Romney did not request those resumes.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Poll findings on who would do a better job with the economy and foreign policy cited.

(Leesburg, Virginia: Jan Crawford) Romney’s attacks on Obama over the terror attack on the US consulate in Libya featured; details given of the confusion over the suggestion the attack was triggered by an anti-Muslim video. [ROMNEY – says it took the president 14 days before he called the attack an act of terror.] [OBAMA – says “get the transcript.”] [September 12, OBAMA – says no acts of terror will shake the resolve of this great nation; says we reject efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.] [September 16, U.N. Ambassador Susan RICE - says it began spontaneously.] [Debate moderator Candy CROWLEY††– says he did call it an act of terror.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) A correction about CBS coverage of the family status of Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the consulate attack, presented. Photos of Obama and Romney facing each other during the debate shown.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The confrontation between Obama and Romney over oil and gas drilling examined; scenes shown from the debate; figures on oil and natural gas production cited. [ROMNEY, OBAMA – argue over cutting permits on federal lands and waters.]

Pelley, Scott;
Cordes, Nancy;
Crawford, Jan;
Andrews, Wyatt

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