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Decision 2012 / Obama vs. Romney #1033325

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 15, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams)The 2nd debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in New York introduced; poll findings cited.

(Hempstead, New York: Peter Alexander) The debate tonight previewed; scenes shown of the debate hall, Obama with volunteers, Romney leaving church, the Williamsburg, Virginia hotel where Obama is preparing, Romney’s mock debate; details given about issues dogging the campaigns, including security before the consulate attack in Libya and Romney’s tax plan. [Obama’s campaign advisor David AXELROD†- says security requests go to the State Department.] [Romney advisor Ed GILLESPIE†- talks taxes.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The opportunities and potential pitfalls of the town hall format examined; scenes shown of Obama during an internet town hall and of past debates. [Former moderator Tom BROKAW, tonight’s moderator Candy CROWLEY – comment on the moderator’s job.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New Brunswick, New Jersey: Chuck Todd) The role of the crowd in this debate format featured; details given about the challenge for Romney to not appear out of touch.

(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC coverage of the debate noted.

Williams, Brian;
Alexander, Peter;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Todd, Chuck

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