This program is 29 minutes long
(Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio: Peter Alexander) The tightening presidential race between Mitt Romney and President Obama reviewed; CNN poll findings cited; scenes shown of Romney in Akron; details given about the importance of Ohio in presidential elections; map shown of key swing states; anti-Romney Big Bird ad shown. [OBAMA – campaigns.] [Senior Romney campaign advisor Eric FEHRNSTROM- says we have enthusiasm in our favor.] [ROMNEY – criticizes Obama.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(St. Petersburg, Florida: Ron Mott) The upcoming debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan featured; details given about Ryan’s preparations with former US Solicitor General Ted Olson and Biden’s practice sessions with Representative Chris Van Hollen; scenes shown of Ryan picking pumpkins with his kids; footage shown of previous vice presidential debates. [RYAN – says we think he is going to come at me like a cannonball.] [BIDEN – comments on his preparations.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC News debate coverage noted.
(Bellefonte, Pennsylvania: John Yang) Sandusky’s sentencing hearing reviewed; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; remarks from victims, Sandusky and Judge John Cleland quoted. [NBC correspondent Michael ISIKOFF- recounts testimony from Victim 4.] [On tape, voice of SANDUSKY – says they can’t take away my heart.] [Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Kristen HOUSER- reacts to the sentence.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The politicization of the attack examined; details given of Republican accusations that the State Department refused requests for more security from Ambassador Chris Stevens; remarks from former residence security officer Eric Nordstrom quoted. [Presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY – comments on meeting victim Glen Doherty.] [Representative Jason CHAFFETZ- comments on the violence in Benghazi prior to the attack on 9/11.]
(Pakistan: Amna Nawaz) The Taliban’s shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls’ education, in Pakistan reviewed; scenes shown of the injured girl; her diary quoted. [In interviews, YOUSAFZAI - says she will get her education; speaks against these militants.] [BBC Urdu Nosheen ABBAS- notes Yousafzai’s innocence and honesty were threatening.]
(San Diego: Miguel Almaguer) The difficult question of when the elderly should stop driving featured; map shown of states that require physicians to report patients who may be a risk on the road. [81-year-old Joan JOHNSON – comments on having her license revoked after she had a stroke.] [AAA traffic safety advocacy director Jacob NELSON- says health care providers are not really knowledgeable about the circumstances in which somebody should not drive.] [Johnson’s granddaughter Debbie MIRANDA- says you don’t want to be the person that takes away someone’s independence.]
(Klamath, California: Kristen Dahlgren) The comeback of wild salmon in the West featured; scenes shown of Chinook salmon from California’s Klamath River; details given about the competition between fish, farmers and hydroelectric dams for water from the Klamath and the plan to remove the dam. [Yurok Tribe Fisheries program manager Dave HILLEMEIER- cites the in-river run size projection.] [Yurok Tribe Oscar GENSHAW- comments.]