NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 2008
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(Washington: Kelly O’Donnell) Damage control by Senator John McCain following controversial remarks from his economic advisor, former Senator Phil Gramm, featured. [McCAIN – says Gramm does not speak for him; says Gramm would be in consideration for Ambassador to Belarus.] [February 29, McCAIN – praises Gramm.] [GRAMM – says this is a mental recession; says we have become a nation of whiners.] [Senator Barack OBAMA – says America already has one Dr. Phil.]
(Chicago: Lee Cowan) The reaction to civil rights leader Jesse Jackson’s remarks about Obama featured; details given of Obama’s efforts to distance himself from Jackson; statement from Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. quoted. [On Fox News, JACKSON – says "I wanna cut his n-ts off."] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD, “Chicago Tribune” Clarence PAGE – comment on Jackson’s personality.]