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Campaign '88 / Hart / Rice #106965

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Jim Wooten) Campaigning style of Gary Hart following his reentry into president election campaign reported; details given, scenes shown. [HART - talks about meager funds.] [Democrat pollster Peter HART - calls Hart campaign sideshow.] Criticism from Democratic national chairperson Paul Kirk quoted. Response from other Democrat cands. reported [Bruce BABBITT - compares Hart's comeback to those of Sugar Ray Leonard and Jim and Tammy Bakker.] Problems facing Hart campaign noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Miami Herald"'s accounts of relationship between Hart and Donna Rice recalled. Report introduced.

(NYC: Barbara Walters) Interview with Rice featured. [RICE - says hasn't heard from Hart; responds to Lee Hart's charges; talks about Hart.] Rice's promise to soon tell her side of story reported

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement of "20/20" interview with Rice given. Comment by Nancy Reagan on impact of intense scrutiny of cands. on those entering pols. reported

Jennings, Peter;
Walters, Barbara;
Wooten, Jim

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