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Philippines / Elections #101222

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 04, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States delegation headed by Senator Richard Lugar to monitor upcoming president elecs. in Philippines reported leaving for Manila today; scenes shown.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Major rally in support for opposition candidate Corazon Aquino featured; scenes shown. [AQUINO - asks for help to rebuild cntry.] Ferdinand Marcos' about-face on decision to debate Aquino on "Nightline "discussed. Possible impact of Marcos-controlled media's coverage of his campaign &lack of coverage of Aquino's on election outcome cited; his sexist campaign rhetoric discussed. television commercial shown as example

(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Nightline" producers said still awaiting Marcos' final decision; details given.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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