‘Nightline’ Daily Line, Aug. 22: Graham Spanier Exclusive

By ABC News

Aug 22, 2012 2:36pm

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5:03 p.m. ET: Sometimes it hurts to be cute.

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The red panda (zoomg isn’t he cute?), an animal that once roamed vast regions of the Earth, is now on the brink of extinction, and its adorable face and gentle curiosity is only adding to its plight. Read the full story HERE and tune into “Nightline” TONIGHT for more.

4:13 p.m. ET: “Nightline” producer Katie Hinman tweeted:

 

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2:55 p.m. ET: What would your “Dark Knight Rises” soundtrack sound like? Now’s your chance to find out and share it with “Nightline.” DETAILS HERE.

Watch as Hans Zimmer demonstrates how it works:

 

1:16 p.m. ET: BREAKING: The legal team for the ousted president of Penn State University today assailed the “blundering” independent investigation that accused him covering up the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal.

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Graham Spanier, who served as the school’s president for 16 years, has not been charged with any crime, but an independent investigation conducted by former FBI director Louis Freeh accused Spanier of failing to alert authorities that Sandusky sexually assaulted a boy in a locker-room shower.

Read the full story HERE and tune into “Nightline” tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET for our exclusive interview with Spanier.

10:27 p.m. ET: So much artificial flavoring is added to packaged foods today. Women’s Health put out a list of eight of the most dubious ingredients hiding in our foods, which you can read HERE. Might make you think twice before you pick up that next box of cereal or bag of chips.

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9:35 a.m ET: “I’m never going to say everything that could possibly happen. I don’t know the future, but I do know this. I know that the party voters took a look at our hearts, understood who we were, had a chance to meet us in many, many different ways and made a decision,” Rep. Todd Akin told “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos this morning. “And it makes me uncomfortable to think that the party bosses are going to dictate who runs as opposed to the election process.”

Read George’s full analysis HERE

 

Republicans are lining up to ask Akin to drop out, including Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan. 

But in an interview to air this morning in Pittsburgh on KDKA,Ryan refused to even engage in a discussion of what “forcible” rape — as opposed to other kinds, such as statutory rape — meant.

Read ABC News Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper’s full story HERE

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