This program is 29 minutes long
(Apopka, Florida: Peter Alexander) The week in the race reviewed; details given about the fund raising for each side and the Romney issues over pre-existing conditions. [OBAMA - speaks about the lower unemployment rate.] [ROMNEY - criticizes Obama.] [NBC News political editor Mark MURRAY- talks about the Obama millions in funds.] [In Virginia, on Friday, OBAMA - jokes about Romney being fact checked.] [ROMNEY - speaks about young David.] [Ann ROMNEY - campaigns.] The debate preparations by Romney and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The support for the Romney campaign from the Republican base, the coherent message for Romney after the debate and the role of the vice presidential debate with all eyes on Vice President Joe Biden against Ryan discussed./
(Burbank: Diana Alvear) The reasons for high gas prices in California and the possible impact on the economy examined. [MOTORIST - complains.] [AAA Jeffrey SPRING- analyzes the high prices in the state.] [Pritchett Farms Jim BRANTLEY- talks about the transport cost.]
(Studio: Julie Martin) The first blast of winter weather previewed; temperature and freeze maps shown.
(Turkey: Ayman Mohyeldin) The rising tensions between Syria and Turkey as the civil war spreads beyond Syria featured; scenes shown of the shelling across the border and the people threatened.
(London: Duncan Golestani) The trial of the former Vatican butler Paolo Gabriele for stealing papal documents given to a journalist featured; scenes shown from court; details given about a likely pardon by the pope. [NBC News Claudio LAVANGA- talks about the butler's case.]
(Doddridge County, West Virginia: Rehema Ellis) Free dinners for school students due to poverty in West Virginia featured; scenes shown from Doddridge Elementary School in West Virginia; details given about the program. [School nutrition coordinator Bonnie ALLMAN, cook Elizabeth SARBINE- say some kids don't eat at home.] [Principal Tammy HAUGHT, mother Enid McCARTNEY - cite the benefits.] [NYU department of nutrition professor Lisa YOUNG- expresses concern about family time.]
(San Antonio: Janet Shamlian) The halt of a 15 million dollar highway underpass project in San Antonio due to the discovery of an endangered spider examined; scenes shown from the construction zone; details given about the Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver spider. [Texas A&M University entomologist Molly KECK- talks about the spider thought extinct.] Other examples of projects held up by animals noted. [The Heritage Foundation Robert GORDON, MAN - question stopping the project.]