This program is 29 minutes long
(Miami: Tom Costello) The investigation into why seats came loose on 3 American Airlines flights reviewed; details given about improperly installed clamps and other problems plaguing American; scenes shown of seats being removed from planes in Boston; pilot transmissions from Flights 685 and 443 played; animation shown. [Passenger Frank RADICE- describes what happened.] [American Airlines David CAMPBELL- says we’re still trying to determine the root cause.] [TRAVELLER – reacts.] [“Travel + Leisure” editor Mark ORWOLL- advises passengers to be ready with a lot of patience.]
(Denver: Peter Alexander) The countdown to the debate featured; details given about Romney’s and Obama’s preparations; scenes shown of Obama visiting the Hoover Dam. [Vice president Joe BIDEN – wonders how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that’s been buried.] [Former Governor John SUNUNU, Representative Debbie Wasserman SCHULTZ- comment on the importance of the debate.] [Debate expert Melissa WADE- says they’re trying to get the candidates to say the central message in as simple a form as possible.] The presence of the wives tomorrow noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Denver: Chuck Todd) Findings of a new NBC News/”Wall Street Journal” poll on the race reviewed; poll numbers cited.
(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC coverage of the debate noted.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The court ruling that the Pennsylvania law requiring identification at the polls cannot be enforced on Election Day examined; details given about the shifting requirements for getting a new ID; map shown of states with strict ID laws and those that blocked them. [WOMAN – says it took days to get her ID.] [Pennsylvania NAACP Jerome MONDESIRE- says it was a hastily drawn law designed to disrupt the vote for the presidential election.] [VOTER – comments.] [NBC political editor Mark MURRAY- says some Democrats were concerned the law could make Pennsylvania a closer contest than polls suggest.]
(Studio: Chris Jansing) The recall of peanut butter and peanut butter products due to salmonella contamination featured; brand names listed; details given about the link to the Sunland processing plant in New Mexico; Sunland statement quoted; map shown of states with salmonella poisoning. [2 PARENTS – react.] [NBC medical director Dr. Tanya BENENSON- describes salmonella symptoms.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) The on-air response from La Crosse, Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston to a viewer e-mail complaining about her weight featured; e-mail quoted. [LIVINGSTON – says she is more than a number on a scale; comments on the impact on children; says do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies.]
(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The slow demise of the distinctive Texas twang due to an influx of newcomers featured; movie excerpts from “Hud” and “Giant” shown. [University of Texas at Austin Lars HINRICHS- says you can find it more easily in rural parts of Texas.] [Texan Bob HINKLE- explains how to talk with a twang.] [MAN – says the twang is getting lost a little bit.]