This program is 28 minutes long
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Lee Cowan) Obama’s final push through red states featured; details given of his grandmother Madelyn Dunham’s death; photos shown of Dunham. [In Jacksonville, OBAMA – says “here in Ohio” rather than Florida; recalls McCain’s statement that the economy is strong.] Obama’s last campaign stop in Manassas, Virginia, noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Roswell: New Mexico: Kelly O’Donnell) McCain's final day of campaigning in battleground states reviewed; map shown. [In Miami, McCAIN – calls Joe the Plumber “Pepe el Plumero.”] [At several stops, McCAIN – campaigns.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Chuck Todd) Poll findings on the candidates cited; what would have to happen for McCain to win discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) The opportunity for the Democrats to assume a 60-seat majority in the Senate featured; diagram shown of open seats. [Political analyst Charlie COOK- says this is a chance for the Democrats to build something really big.] [Former Speaker of the House Newt GINGRICH- comments on the Republican Party’s troubles; says it’s dangerous for the Democrats to think this is an ideological election.] [Governor Sarah PALIN – warns against the one-party rule of Obama, Pelosi and Reid.] [Representative Chris VAN HOLLEN- says Democrats understand the dangers of moving too quickly in one direction.]
(St. Louis: Mark Potter) The tight presidential race in Missouri featured; scenes shown of volunteers for Senators John McCain and Barack Obama; details given about the political divide between urban and rural areas. [University of Missouri at St. Louis Dave ROBERTSON- says Missouri has gone with the winner in 25 of the last 26 elections.] [St. Louis resident Edwina JACKSON- supports Obama.] [Cape Girardeau resident Dave KNIGHT- opposes Obama’s tax plan.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Some notable state ballot initiatives involving same-sex marriage, abortion and income tax noted.
(Detroit: Phil LeBeau) The huge slump in car sales in October featured; statistics for GM, Chrysler, Ford and Toyota cited.