NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 07, 2008
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(Salem, New Hampshire: Andrea Mitchell) The race among the Democrats featured; scenes shown of Senator Hillary Clinton speaking emotionally about how the race is personal to her, former President Bill Clinton talking to her on a cell phone during a rally, Chelsea Clinton working the phones, John Edwards and Senator Barack Obama campaigning; details given about Clinton’s campaign struggles; Edwards ad shown. [H. CLINTON – says it’s about our country.] [B. CLINTON – says he can’t make her younger, taller or male.] [In interview with “Access Hollywood”’s Maria Menounos††, H. CLINTON – says she finds cleaning closets and drawers extremely gratifying.] [EDWARDS, OBAMA – campaign.] [NBC correspondent Lee COWAN – comments on the size of the crowds Obama is attracting.]
(New Hampshire: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Bedford, New Hampshire: David Gregory) The race between Republicans Senator John McCain and Mitt Romney reviewed; scenes shown of Romney with his “to-do” list and McCain with voters. [ROMNEY, McCAIN – campaign.] [In interview, ROMNEY – says McCain can’t stand up to Obama.] [In debate, McCAIN – jokes about Romney being the candidate of change.] [NBC correspondent Ron ALLEN – says the race has been described as a death match.] ["National Journal" political editor Ron BROWNSTEIN†- comments on Romney’s strategy.]
(New Hampshire: Brian Williams) Obama’s day of campaigning in New Hampshire reviewed; scenes shown from his bus and the crowds in Lebanon. [OBAMA – reacts to his picture on the cover of “Newsweek”; comments on his personal safety; comments on the race issue.]
(New Hampshire: Brian Williams, Tim Russert) Where the race stands right now discussed.