CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 15, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Preparations in the Richmond, Virginia, arena where the second presidential debate between President Bush, Democrat Bill Clinton and Ross Perot will be held shown.
(Richmond: Susan Spencer, Richard Threlkeld) The format for tonight's free form debate, the approach of Bush to the character issue and Clinton's likely emphasis on the economic theme previewed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Richmond: Bill Lagattuta) Perot's campaign reviewed; his need to overcome yesterday's shaky debate performance by running mate James Stockdale mentioned; scenes shown of Perot. [PEROT, four PEOPLE - comment.] [MIT history professor Bruce MAZLISH - says history will note Perot's use of the media and his emphasis on the need for a drastic change.] [Political historian Barbara KELLERMAN - says Perot wants to remove the quitter label.] [Three PEOPLE - react negatively to Perot.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Tonight's coverage of the joint appearance by the presidential candidates noted.