This program is about 1 hour long
(St. Louis: Carl Cameron) The Democrats’ efforts to gain control of the Senate by winning the tight Senate races in Missouri, Virginia, Tennessee, Montana featured; photos shown of Montana candidates John Tester and Senator Conrad Burns, and the 3 Republican Senators expected to lose: Mike DeWine, Rick Santorum, Lincoln Chafee; poll averages cited.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Knoxville, Tennessee: Jonathan Serrie) Senate candidates Harold Ford, Jr. and Bob Corker’s campaigns at the University of Tennessee football game against LSU featured. [FORD – says we’ve won the exit polls.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The GOP’s complaints about fraud after voting machine activation cards went missing in west Tennessee noted.
(Greeley, Colorado: Greg Kelly) President Bush’s stump speech for Republicans in Colorado reviewed; details given on the impact of the evangelical minister Ted Haggard sex scandal on Republican voter turnout. [BUSH – says a vote for a Republican is a vote for low taxes and a strong economy.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Former President Bill Clinton’s campaigns for Democrats in Michigan and Florida noted.
(Baghdad: David MacDougall) The security precautions in Baghdad over the pending verdict in the genocide trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reviewed; details given the expected violence by Saddam loyalists and Sunni extremists; scenes shown of security forces at checkpoints.
(Washington: Malini Bawa) The new calls for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation examined; details given on the military newspaper editorial stating that Rumsfeld should step down; statements from “Army Times” war correspondent Marguerite Higgins critical of Rumsfeld and Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman in defense of Rumsfeld quoted on screen.
(New York: Reena Ninan) The controversy over student Saad Saadi’s suicide bomber costume at University of Pennsylvania president Dr. Amy Gutmann’s Halloween party featured; photos shown of the student’s mock executions and of Gutmann with Saadi; statement from Gutmann and apology from Saadi quoted on screen.
(Norristown, Pennsylvania: Major Garrett) The fight over control of the House featured; details given on the importance of Pennsylvania’s 6th District; scenes shown of Democratic Governor Ed Rendell at a rally. [Representative Nancy PELOSI- asks the crowd if they are ready to pick up 15 seats in the House.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Vice President Dick Cheney’s campaigns for Republicans in Wyoming and Colorado noted.
(Pleasanton, California: Adam Housley) The battle for House seats in California between Republican Representative Richard Pombo and Democratic opponent Jerry McNerney featured; details given on actor Ben Affleck and actress Jennifer Garner’s endorsement for McNerney and First Lady Laura Bush’s support for Pombo. [GARNER- says everyone is ready for a change.] [At a Pombo rally, BUSH – says this election is critical.]
(St. Louis: Jeff Goldblatt) The Republicans’ concerns over voter fraud in the key battleground state of Missouri featured; details given on inaccurate voter rolls and the overturned law to require photo identification to vote. [American Center for Voting Rights’ Thor HEARNE- says inaccurate rolls create the opportunity for fraud.] [Missouri secretary of state spokesperson Stacie TEMPLE- expresses confidence in the centralized voter registration database.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The security for exit-poll data on election day reported.
(Washington: Julie Kirtz) The Democratic and Republican parties’ assembling of legal teams for the elections examined; details given on the efforts to prevent voting fraud and voter suppression. [Maryland Democratic Party Terry LIERMAN- says we’re prepared for anything] [Maryland Republican Party Audra MILLER- says Democrats want elections to be decided in courts.]
(Baghdad: Courtney Kealy) The year-long trial reviewed; details given on the preparations for possible violence reactions to the verdict; footage from the trial shown.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) A live discussion held with RealClearPolitics.com editor John McIntyre about the poll averages for the Senate races: in Montana between Jon Tester and Senator Conrad Burns; in Maryland between Representative Ben Cardin and Michael Steele; in Virginia between James Webb and Senator George Allen; pictures shown of the candidates.