Evening News Roundup

various networks

ABC: Led with airline trouble, followed by a look at new poll figures. Stressed McCain switching positions on offshore drilling, recent tape of him suggesting he is open to a windfall profits tax.

CBS: After lead report on midwest flooding, a recap of the day’s energy debate, including McCain comparing Obama to Carter.

NBC: Led with Iowa flooding, turned to McCain’s energy speech. Characterized the oil issue as a top concern among voters, described both sides’ plans. Said McCain “switched sides” on his offshore drilling proposal, has Florida Gov. Crist’s backing in that critical state as well. Covered Obama’s rebuttals, mentioned McCain global warming TV ad.

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