Evening News Roundup

various networks

ABC: Show led with mounting tension between B. Clinton and Obama, as well as their supporters. Showed clip of Atlanta mayor rebuking Clinton at MLK service. Played back-to-back clips of Obama’s comment on Republican ideas and B. Clinton’s response. Report from Florida looked at the GOP race. MLK Day package said whether to support Obama is a complicated question for black voters.


CBS: Show also led with politics, looking at Democratic race and the Obama-B. Clinton feud. GOP report from Florida showed new Spanish-language ads; Nancy Cordes said some Thompson supporters are switching to other campaigns. Campaign Notebook included Edwards’ perseverance despite poor NV showing, video of B. Clinton appearing to fall asleep Sunday at Harlem church service. In MLK Day package, civil rights leaders said Obama’s run shows progress while revealing differences between generations.


NBC: Led off with the flailing international economy, anticipation of Tuesday’s Wall Street opening. Third story in turned to politics, with Ron Allen on the GOP candidates in Florida (including Giuliani’s high stakes, Damon endorsement; McCain’s appeal to veteran communities; Romney’s Spanish ad). Then Lee Cowan on Dems in SC, including their gracious speeches calling for unity in honor of MLK. Andrea Mitchell recapped B. Clinton-Obama spat in its entirety.

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