Pre-show notes are below. We’ll be off next week because of Bill’s involvement with the Vermont International Film Festival. See you in two weeks!

Original air date: 10/17/10
Total run time: 1:58:39
File size: 57 MB

HOUSEKEEPING
#PSFR hashtag
Off next week for VTIFF

SCI-FI
NYCC update – ensign ro and ursa, walking dead, m. night, monsters
superman 2

Chuck
The Event
SGU
No Ordinary Family
Clone Wars
Fringe
Sanctuary

Zach Snyder rebooting Superman (with Zod)
Dollhouse Season 2 DVD released (with deleted scenes)
Warehouse 13 renewed for 3rd season
Back to the Future – Stoltz footage seen for the first time

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Campaign 2010 — Election Day is 16 days away
* Outside money becomes an issue
* “Independent” groups now outspending political parties
* Dems begin triage phase
* House:  +/- 50
* Senate: consider different categories

Gone: North Dakota, Arkansas, Indiana
Big trouble: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida
A reasonable amount of trouble: Colorado, Nevada, Illinois
Still some trouble: West Virginia, (state of) Washington, California
A lot less trouble: Connecticut, Delaware
Was interesting, but not anymore: Missouri, N.C., Ohio, Louisiana
Silver linings?: Kentucky, New Hampshire, Alaska

Economy
* Monthly job numbers (public vs private)
* The great irony of rewarding Republicans for being wrong
* Deficit shrinks by 9% — but no one’s happy

Byron Williams
* Inspired by Beck
* Discussion topic: where to draw the lines of responsibility?

Peter Diamond
* Nobel Prize, but no Senate vote
* Shelby doesn’t care

Faisal Shahzad goes away for the rest of his life
* Good things happen when we play by the rules

Where things stand with DADT

“Everyone Loses” video sweeps the nation, becomes online sensation

SPSST
1. CNBC host Larry Kudlow
2. New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino (R)
3. Michigan congressional candidate (and former U.S. Rep.) Tim Walberg (R)
4. Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell (R)
5. Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R)
6. Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade