This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Hurricane Wilma, the last major hurricane to hit the US this late, recalled.
(Defiance, Ohio: Jan Crawford) The campaigning by Romney in Ohio reviewed; poll findings cited. [ROMNEY – criticizes Obama.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama reported. [POWELL – announces his support for Obama.]
(Cleveland: Nancy Cordes) Obama’s campaign updated; map shown of his cross-country campaign route; scenes shown of him voting early in Chicago. [OBAMA – campaigns; encourages early voting.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Statistics on early voting cited; map shown.
(Youngstown, Ohio: Dean Reynolds) The push for early voting in Ohio featured. [Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman Dave BETRAS- says we want to remove every impediment for everybody to exercise their right to vote.] [Romney campaign worker Scott JENNINGS – says early voting is helping us close the gap with Democrats.] The eagerness of Ohioans to vote early discussed.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The military’s response to the consulate attack on September 11 reviewed; details given about the deployment of unarmed drones to Benghazi and the opposition from Africa commander Gen. Carter Ham and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey to military intervention. [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA – says you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on.] [DEMPSEY – says it was 9/11 everywhere in the world.]
(Birmingham, England: Mark Phillips) The arrival of Malala’s family to visit her in a hospital in Birmingham, England featured; scenes shown of their cars. Her condition discussed; photos shown.
(Stewart County, Tennessee: Seth Doane) Efforts to save endangered gray bats that are being killed off by white nose syndrome featured; map shown of how the disease has spread; details given about research at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and plans to build a man-made bat cave in Tennessee; scenes shown of the artificial cave. [Nature Conservancy Cory HOLLIDAY- explains how the fungus disturbs the bats’ sleeping pattern.] [US Fish and Wildlife Ann FROSCHAUER- talks about finding piles of bat bones in caves.]