This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Mark Greenblatt) The recall of all products by the NECC company that controls the drug shipments that were contaminated with a fungus examined; details given about prior medical problems linked to compound pharmacies that are not inspected by the FDA. [Former FDA chief counsel Sheldon BRADSHAW- calls them "cheap counterfeiters" manufacturing fake drugs.] [In Nashville, son of meningitis victim Jeffrey RUSSELL- worries about his mother.]
(Port St. Lucie, Florida: David Kerley) Romney's momentum after President Obama's weak debate performance featured; scenes shown of Romney supporters in Florida; details given about the good jobs numbers and fund raising for Obama and about Romney's tax plan. [ROMNEY - speaks about Obama's excuses.] [On "Face the Nation," Obama campaign strategist David AXELROD- comments on the debate performance.] [In debate, OBAMA, ROMNEY - bicker about tax rates.] [On "This Week," former White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- criticizes Romney on taxes.] Romney's plans tomorrow for a foreign policy speech on the Middle East noted.
(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Rick Klein) The tighter presidential candidates' race in the battleground states after Romney's debate performance and the vice presidential debate this week discussed; scenes shown from vice presidential debates between Senator Joe Biden and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in 1008 and from 1988 between Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle.
(Studio: David Muir) ABC News coverage of the debate on Thursday noted.
(Burbank: Brandi Hitt) The reasons for the record-breaking higher gas prices in California and New England examined. [Two MOTORISTS - complain.] [Gas station manager Tony SANDHU†- complains about stolen gas.] [AAA Jeffrey SPRING†- comments on gas prices.]
(Washington: Reena Ninan) The fight over big government spending that focused on "Sesame Street" character Big Bird in the presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney reviewed; clips shown from "saturday Night Live"; details given about the impact off the Big Bird fuss on Romney fund raising and Big Bird toy sales [ROMNEY - says he loves Big Bird.] [On "This Week," former White House press secretary Robert GIBBS, political consultant Ed GILLESPIE- offer views on Big Bird.]
(New York: John Schriffen) The modern-day interactive stunt by magician David Blaine allowing himself to be jolted by electricity for 72 hours featured; scenes shown of the stuntman in past illusions.