This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Chip Reid) McCain’s accusations of attacks by Obama against Governor Sarah Palin featured; scenes shown from a rally in Virginia and McCain being heckled in Philadelphia; anti-Obama ads shown. [PALIN – says we’re going to Washington to shake things up.] [WOMAN – backs Palin.] [Political analyst Larry SABATO†- notes it’s good for McCain when the focus is on Palin.] [Last week, McCain’s campaign manager Rick DAVIS – says this election is not about issues.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(New York: Dean Reynolds) Obama’s response to McCain’s strategy featured. [OBAMA - says it’s catnip for the news media; criticizes McCain for not focusing on the issues.] [On the “Late Show with David Letterman,” OBAMA – jokes about lipstick and pigs.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Reality Check report introduced.
(Washington: Bill Plante) McCain’s attacks on Obama’s record on sex education and the lipstick uproar examined; details given of a proposed bill in Illinois dealing with sex education. [Voice of former Massachusetts Governor Jane SWIFT†- says Obama was comparing Palin to a pig.] [In her convention speech, PALIN – jokes about hockey moms, pit bulls and lipstick.] [OBAMA – says you can put lipstick on a pig...] [In October 2007, McCAIN; earlier, Vice President Dick CHENEY – use the phrase about lipstick and pigs.]
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Reports detailing a scandal involving government employees who sell mineral rights to oil companies reviewed; details given of the charges. [Senator Bill NELSON- says the government employees who oversee offshore oil drilling are literally and figuratively in bed with big oil.]
(Washington: Thalia Assuras) The debate over whether tap or bottled water is healthier reviewed. [2 CONSUMERS – offer views.] [Food and Water Watch executive director Wenonah HAUTER- says tap water is safer and has to be tested more often.] [At a Senate hearing, Bottled Water Assn. president Joe DOSS- defends bottled water.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) The artifacts from the World Trade Center that are contained in a hangar at New York’s JFK airport featured; scenes shown of wreckage and personal items that will eventually be placed in an official memorial. [National September 11 Memorial and Museum director Alice GREENWALD- states we have an obligation to remember the victims; talks about the last steel column removed from Ground Zero and a burned-out fire truck.] [National September 11 Memorial and Museum curator Jan RAMIREZ- says people got so little back of their loved ones.]