‘Nightline’ Daily Line, Oct. 4: Fact Checking the Debates

By ABC News

Oct 4, 2012 4:17pm

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7:16 p.m. ET: Can you name this Catholic school girl who became Playmate of the Year in 1994?

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It’s Jenny McCarthy! Growing up poor in a devoutly Catholic household, McCarthy dreamed of Hollywood and auditioned for Playboy to get out of Chicago’s south side. Watch ABC’s Juju Chang’s profile of McCarthy tonight on “Nightline”

6:02 p.m. ET: What happens when exotic pet owners become blinded by love and devotion for their animals and can’t care for them anymore? They need an “Animal Intervention.”

That’s where animal welfare advocates Alison Eastwood and Donald Schultz come in.

Read the full story HERE

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4:33 p.m. ET: Are you trying to sell your car? Check out these tips from Brian Moody, Autotrader’s used-car expert, for increasing the value of your car HERE. Then watch the full story on “Nightline” tonight.

2:27 p.m. ET: Who doesn’t love a good Internet meme?

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Fresh off Mitt Romney’s comments during last night’s debate about ending federal funding to PBS, Big Bird fans took to creating the lovable” Sesame Street” character and his friends into a meme, that has now gone viral.

Check out the slideshow HERE

1:22 p.m. ET: Dubai will soon be adding another ostentatious building to its skyline as developers announced they plan to build an exact replica of India’s famed Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Why? Read Alex Marquardt’s full report HERE

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12:09 p.m. ET: The presidential debate’s biggest loser last night? Big Bird.

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After Romney said, “I love Big Bird,” but that he plans to cut funding for PBS anyhow, social media exploded with tweets about the “Sesame Street” character.

According to Twitter data, the words “Big Bird” were tweeted 17,000 times per minute and “PBS,” the channel that airs “Sesame Street,” peaked at 10,000 tweets per minute.”Big Bird” was also the fourth highest-rising search term on Google.

Read the full story HERE

10:05 a.m. ET: Fact checking the presidential debate: Who got it right and who got it wrong?

Read our anaylsis HERE

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Who do you think won the debate? Our political insiders graded the candidates’ performances in our “Nightline” Report Card. Watch below and let us know what you think:

 

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