This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The suspenseful freefall jump from the edge of space by Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner featured; scenes shown of him jumping, tumbling, floating, taking off via balloon and landing on his feet; details given about his past jumps. [With Jay Leno, BAUMGARTNER - talks about focus and fear.] [After the jump, BAUMGARTNER - comments.] What happened to the capsule discussed.
(Williamsburg, Virginia: Kristen Welker) The preparations for the second town hall debate for President Obama and Mitt Romney featured; scenes shown of Obama in Williamsburg and Romney in Boston; details given about the first debate and the focus on Ohio. [ROMNEY - campaigns.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY- says the president has to be more energized.] [On CNN, Romney campaign adviser Ed GILLESPIE- comments on the record.] [In debate, Vice President Joe BIDEN; Senator Lindsey GRAHAM; on Fox, Obama campaign strategist David AXELROD- offer views on security in Libya before the consulate attack.] The laughing by Biden in the vice president debate noted and a "Saturday Night Live" skit excerpt on the debate shown. [Son Beau BIDEN - comments on his father.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) NBC coverage of second debate presidential debate noted.
(Washington: Kelly O'Donnell) The life and legacy of Specter reviewed; scenes and photos shown; details given about his role on the Warren Commission and in the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill matter. [SPECTER - talks about his fierce independence, health issues and change of party.] [SPECTER - speaks about the US Senate and the democracy.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The compounding pharmacy industry examined in light of the meningitis outbreak; details given about past problems at the NECC pharmacy, warnings from the FDA, the difficulties of regulating the industry and the statement from the NECC. [Victim's husband George CARY- talks about his wife, Lilian.] [National Academy of Compounding Pharmacists David MILLER- says NECC had a history of problems not followed up.] [Public Citizens Health Research Group Dr. Michael CAROME- says the FDA dropped the ball.]
(Islamabad; Amna Nawaz) The medical condition of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban, reviewed; scenes shown from Karachi of a demonstration; details given of the growing outrage over the attack on Malala.
(San Antonio: Charles Hadlock) The controversial practice in Texas of monitoring school children via technology examined; scenes shown from a San Antonio middle school that used radio frequency identification badges; details given about the privacy issue. [Principal Wendy REYES - comments on the practice.] [Northside Independent school district Pascual GONZALEZ- explains the reasons for counting kids.] [Three STUDENTS, parent Steve HERNANDEZ, ACLU policy analyst Jay STANLEY- react to the use of electronic badges.]
(Houston: Bob Costas) Last night's ankle injury for New York Yankees baseball player in a playoff game for Derek Jeter, who having a great season and post-season, examined; play shown.
(Studio: Lester Holt) NBC's football coverage announced.
(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) The headline news coverage of stunts like today's freefall through space by Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner contrasted to the significance of manned space flight reviewed; scenes shown of career daredevils, the stunts and the space shuttle Endeavour moving through Los Angeles.