This program is 29 minutes long
(Sidney, Ohio: Peter Alexander) The campaigning by Mitt Romney and President Obama updated; Pew Research Center poll showing an even race cited; Romney’s remarks about abortion to the “Des Moines Register” and Obama campaign response quoted. [At a plant in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, ROMNEY – notes the owner and his wife Ann are breast cancer survivors.] [3 times, ROMNEY – offers a view on abortion.] [On “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” voice of OBAMA – comments on his debate performance.] [Former President Bill CLINTON – mocks Romney.] Tomorrow’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan noted. [Biden’s 2008 debate helper former Governor Jennifer GRANHOLM- says they both have strengths.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Danville, Kentucky: Chuck Todd) The vice presidential debate previewed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC coverage of the debate noted.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The House hearing on the attack on the US consulate in Libya reviewed; details given about what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. [Former site security team commander Lt. Col. Andrew WOOD, former regional security officer Eric NORDSTROM- comment on their requests for more security.] [Representatives Darrell ISSA, Trey GOWDY- comment on the initial claim the attack was sparked by a protest over an anti-Muslim video.] [September 16, U.N. Ambassador Susan RICE - says it was a spontaneous reaction.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says the security was not adequate.] [Presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY – notes he met victim Glen Doherty.] Response from Doherty’s mother Barbara Doherty quoted.
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court case challenging the affirmative action ruling that race may be used as a factor in granting college admission examined; details given about Abigail Fisher’s challenge to the University of Texas at Austin; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown with remarks from Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Samuel Alito and Anthony Kennedy and the university’s lawyer quoted. [FISHER – says race and ethnicity should not be considered.] [University of Texas Kendra ISHOP- says students have the ability to see that not all students were the same regardless of their ethnic or socio-economic background.]
(Washington: Lisa Meyers) The USADA report outlining the evidence in the doping case against champion cyclist Lance Armstrong examined; scenes shown of him competing in unsanctioned triathlons recently; testimony from Armstrong’s former teammates, including George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde, quoted. [USADA CEO Travis TYGART- says the US Postal Service team ran a sophisticated drug program.] [“Sports Illustrated” David EPSTEIN- says it’s the most extensive evidentiary report in a doping investigation he’s seen.] [Armstrong’s attorney Tim HERMAN- says everybody knows he won because he was the best.] The increased donations to Armstrong’s Livestrong cancer foundation noted.
(Kabul: Amna Nawaz) The outcry over the Taliban’s shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls’ education, featured; scenes shown of Pakistan’s army chief visiting the hospital, anti-Taliban demonstrations and prayers for her recovery. [MAN, WOMAN – speak against the Taliban.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says it reminds us of the challenges that girls face.]
(Lakeland, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The Pilots N Paws organization that transports unwanted animals out of kill shelters featured; scenes shown of pilot Jeff Bennett with some of the animals he’s flown to safety. [BENNETT – says the dogs would have euthanized had they not taken them out.] [A New Beginning Pet Rescue, Inc. adoption coordinator Jen WILLSEY- says it’s a happy ending and a new beginning.]