This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The presidential race between President Obama and Mitt Romney featured; “Orlando Sentinel” endorsement of Romney quoted; details given about support for Obama from the “Tampa Bay Times,” “The Denver Post” and “The Salt Lake Tribune.” [In Virginia, OBAMA – talks about changing positions and “Romnesia.”] [Vice presidential candidate Paul RYAN – talks about Romney’s business career.] The appearance of the candidates at last night’s Al Smith dinner noted. [OBAMA, ROMNEY – joke, praise each other.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The ongoing questions about security at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya before the attack on September 11 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens examined; cable from Stevens warning about attacks quoted; details given about the suspicion surrounding Abu Khattala. [Last night on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” President OBAMA – says if 4 Americans get killed it’s not optimal.] [Senator John McCAIN – criticizes “the optimal line.”] [Voice of vice presidential candidate Paul RYAN – says they refuse to answer the basic questions about what happened.] [Former Ambassador Nicholas BURNS- calls this rush to judgment troubling and distasteful.]
(Beirut: Stephanie Gosk) A car bombing in Lebanon that killed Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, a critic of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, reviewed; scenes shown of the chaos in Beirut; details given of concern that the sectarian violence that sparked the civil war in Syria has spilled over and the blaming of Assad for assassinating Hassan.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The removal of some full-body scanners from airports due to concerns about privacy and radiation and the firings and suspensions of TSA workers at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey for not properly screening luggage reviewed; details given about the replacement of back-scatter machines with millimeter wave scanners; TSA statement quoted. [PASSENGER – comments.] [Former United Airlines security chief Glen WINN- calls for bringing in new TSA people.]
(Birmingham, England: Keir Simmons) Signs of progress for Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban, featured; new photo shown of Malala in a British hospital; scenes shown of demonstrations of support in Pakistan. [Queen Elizabeth Hospital Dr. Dave ROSSER- describes her condition.] [British SCHOOLGIRL – reacts.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The option of egg freezing for women who want to have children later in life examined; statement from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine quoted. [38 year-old Katherine COOPER‡- says she wanted the option to have kids.] [NYU Fertility Center Dr. Jamie GRIFO†- says we get a baby rate similar with frozen thawed eggs as with the standard In Vitro Fertilization technique.]
(Washington: Chelsea Clinton) The Foster Grandparent program, a national effort to get retirees to mentor America’s youth, featured; scenes shown of volunteer Percy Thomas at Miner Elementary School in Washington, DC. [THOMAS – says this is his family.] [8-year-old Jasani PRIMROSE, 7-year-old Ariel WHITE- talk about Grandpa Thomas.] [2nd grade teacher Tyrenea SHARPE- notes the children feel the nurturing spirit of a grandparent.] [Foster grandchild Tamika CURTIS- comments on her foster grandma, Dorothy Campbell.] [CAMPBELL – says the kids are keeping her well.]