This program is 29 minutes long
(Lancaster, Ohio: Ron Mott) The debate reviewed; scenes shown of Ryan with presidential candidate Mitt Romney today, Biden laughing at and cutting off Ryan last night. [Last night, RYAN, BIDEN – argue over the attack on the US consulate in Libya and other issues.] [Today, former President Bill CLINTON – criticizes Romney’s opposition to the auto bailout.] [2 VOTERS – express views on who won the debate.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Chuck Todd) The campaign focus on the administration’s handling of security at the Libya consulate on this day after the debate featured. [ROMNEY – says Biden contradicted the testimony of State Department officials.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says decisions about security personnel are made at the State Department.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says we do not have all the answers.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: David Gregory) Biden’s gesturing in the debate discussed.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s warning about a cyber attack that could shut down America’s infrastructure examined; details given about Iran’s role in a series of attempts to disable the websites of several major US banks and the Shamoon virus attack on Saudi Arabia’s state oil company. [PANETTA – warns of a “cyber Pearl Harbor.”] [NBC terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY- says we do not have the proper level of security within the financial sector or the oil and gas sector.]
(Kabul: Amna Nawaz) The Taliban’s shooting of 14-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai updated; details given about her medical condition; scenes shown of demonstrations of support.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Actor/director Ben Affleck’s new movie "Argo" about the Iran hostage crisis in Tehran reviewed; film clips and footage from the incident in 1979 shown; details given about the rescue plan concocted by CIA officer Antonio Mendez that involved a sham Hollywood film company. [AFFLECK – says he knew it would be resonant; says Mendez is a real American hero.] [MENDEZ – comments on his flamboyant plan.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) Florida mother Allison Tate’s blog for “Huffington Post” about never being in photographs with her kids featured; photos of Tate and others mothers with their kids shown. [TATE – reads her article “"Mom Stays in the Picture.”] [“Huffington Post” Lisa BELKIN- says Allison said something and mothers everywhere nodded.]