CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 31, 2004
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(Studio: Sharyl Attkisson) The battling bus tours of the presidential candidates introduced; map shown.
(Wheeling, West Virginia: Jim Axelrod) Senator John Kerry's campaign in battleground states featured; map shown of the states to be crossed in the "Believe in America" tour. [KERRY - campaigns against President Bush & poisoned fish.] [Two VOTERS - reacts.]
(Studio: Sharyl Attkisson) Report introduced.
(Pittsburgh: Mark Knoller) Bush's campaign in the battleground states featured; scenes shown from Ohio & of protesters. [In Canton, BUSH - campaigns on taxes, the economy.]
(Studio: Sharyl Attkisson) The government's release of campaign money to Kerry now that he is formally nominated noted.
(Greensburg, Pennsylvania: Cynthia Bowers) How both campaigns find a way around campaign spending limits examined; details given about the spending limits & unrestricted contributions from individuals. [SUPPORTER - reacts.] [Campaign finance reform advocate Fred WERTHEIMER- comments on the excessive spending arms race.] [Pennsylvania Governor Ed RENDELL - comments on the independent expenditures of dollars.]