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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
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(Cleveland: Scott Pelley) The roll call vote at the Republican convention that will make Donald Trump the candidate for president and the speech by Trump's wife, Melania, that borrowed liberally from the 2008 speech by First Lady Michelle Obama noted; the speeches shown side-by-side.

(Cleveland: Nancy Cordes) The controversy over Melania’s speech reviewed; details given about Vice President Joe Biden’s plagiarized speech in 1987. [Trump campaign chairman Paul MANAFORT††, New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE†- deny the speech was cribbed.] [RNC chair Reince PRIEBUS††- says he would probably fire the speech writer.] [DNC chair Debbie Wasserman SCHULTZ††- states the Republican convention is not ready for prime time.] [Former Trump campaign manager Corey LEWANDOWSKI††, Trump backer Newt GINGRICH – offer views.]

(Cleveland: Scott Pelley) Donald Trump Jr.’s defense of his stepmother noted. [In earlier interview with Norah O’Donnell, TRUMP Jr. – says he is proud of her; comments on Lewandowski’s criticism of Manafort.] The similarity between Warren G. Harding’s speech in 1916 to John F. Kennedy’s speech 45 years later noted.

(Cleveland: Major Garrett) Day 2 of the history-making convention reviewed. [Senator Jeff SESSIONS – announces Trump’s nomination.] [TRUMP Jr. – comments on his upcoming speech.] [Earlier, Speaker of the House Paul RYAN, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McCONNELL††- comment on the prospect of endorsing Trump.] [Trump running mate Mike PENCE – says the time has come for us to come together.]

(Cleveland: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Cleveland: DeMarco Morgan) The protests outside the convention center featured; scenes shown from Cleveland’s Public Square; details given about the “split and move back” law enforcement technique.

(Cleveland: Scott Pelley) The views of former steel workers in Lorain, Ohio about the election featured. [At Three Star Restaurant, Lorain residents Nancy TOLLIVER††, Carlos HERNANDEZ††, Jessica RUCKER†, Nelson FONTANEZ†, Joe RICE†, Julio MENDIOLA†- comment on the closing of the mills; talk about being undecided between Trump or Hillary Clinton.]

Pelley, Scott;
Cordes, Nancy;
Garrett, Major;
Morgan, DeMarco

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