This program is 29 minutes long
(Denver: Nancy Cordes) Obama’s view of the debate as an opportunity to reach a larger audience of Americans and the expectation he will deliver a frank assessment of the economy featured.
(Denver: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Denver: Jan Crawford) Romney’s view of the debate as his chance to show Americans they have a choice, talk about his proposals and criticize Obama on the economy featured.
(Denver: Scott Pelley, John Dickerson) The pitfalls facing the candidates discussed.
(Denver: Scott Pelley) CBS coverage of the debate noted.
(Washington: Margaret Brennan) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s promise for an investigation into the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans were killed, featured; details given about the controversy over the initial claim the assault was sparked by a spontaneous demonstration. [CLINTON – says no one wants the answers more than we do.]
(Denver: Scott Pelley; New York: Clarissa Ward) The increasing number of extremist groups due to the influx of foreign fighters in Syria, the shift in the opposition and the state of fear in Aleppo discussed; photos shown.
(New York: Jon LaPook) A report warning that some dietary supplements have labels incorrectly claiming to treat diseases examined; details given about the FDA’s limited power to regulate them because they are classified as food; statement from the Natural Products Assn. quoted. [Lead analyst Melissa HAFNER- says there is no way for the FDA or consumers to know whether the claims are truthful.]
(Denver: Anna Werner) The immigration policies of President Obama and Mitt Romney compared; details given about their views on citizenship and special visas for immigrants who arrived as children. [Denver landscaping company owner Steve STEELE- comments on the importance of the part-time, seasonal Mexican workers; notes he is not excited about either presidential candidate.] [OBAMA – speaks out for young people who came to America.] [ROMNEY – says he will prioritize efforts that strengthen legal immigration.]
(New York: Anthony Mason) A look back at some unforgettable moments in presidential debate history presented; footage shown. [Debate producer Don HEWITT- comments on the 1960 debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.] [In 1976, President Gerald FORD – says there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.] [In 1984, President Ronald REAGAN – jokes that he will not exploit his opponent’s youth and inexperience.] [In 1992, vice presidential candidate Adm. James STOCKDALE- says “who am I and why am I here”] [In 1988, vice presidential candidate Lloyd BENTSEN- tells opponent Dan Quayle "you're no Jack Kennedy.”]