Evening News Roundup

Various Networks

Networks led with ongoing veepstakes suspense.

NBC: Andrea Mitchell led veepstakes package with news that signs “all pointed to Biden,” later reporting that a law class Biden was scheduled to lecture at a Delaware university Saturday has been told they “may have a substitute teacher tomorrow.” Recapped other Friday veep tea leaves, reported news that Clinton was not vetted and covered continuing battle over McCain’s houses.

ABC: Lead report rounded up lack of veep news and media stakeouts at the homes of potential picks. Mentioned that the drawn-out process could backfire if the running mate doesn’t “live up to the hype.” Stephanopoulos said it’s quite possible the choice has not been informed, noting the running mate can be told tomorrow morning and still get to Springfield by 3 pm eastern.

CBS: Led with veep guessing game, calling it “the hottest game in town.” Broke down status of each potential Obama pick and what they did Friday. Bob Schieffer previewed the Democratic convention. Later ran investigative piece on large amount of “corporate clout at the conventions” despite candidates “decrying special interest groups.”

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