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'88 Vote / Hart #109507

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 04, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Impact on Gary Hart's presidential campaign of "Miami Herald"'s allegation that he spent night with woman other than his wife examined; details given, scenes shown. [April 13, 1987, HART - announces cand.] Newspaper's charge that Hart and Donna Rice spent last weekend together outlined on screen, discussed. [campaign. manager William DIXON - considers story character assassination.] [Publisher Dick CAPEN - defs. allegations.] Hart's past problems with similar chgs. and other character questions arising from his inability to pay off past campaign debts reviewed; plans of Robert Strauss and John White to hold fundraiser to help Hart retire 1984 campaign debts said dropped with release of "Miami Herald" story.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) Media's role in president cands.' campaigns. in general and Hart controversy in specific examined; scenes shown. ["Miami Herald" executive ed. Heath MERIWETHER - believes such issues raise questions about judgment and integrity of cands.] Media's lack of attention to sexual infidelities of Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy recalled. [Pol. scientist Norman ORNSTEIN - feels times have changed regarding report such incidents.] ["USA Today" editor John QUINN, Harte-Hanks Communications spokesperson Jim LONERGAN - defense media's coverage of issue.] [Reporter Spencer MICHELS - considers "Miami Herald" guilty of sleazy journalism.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Wooten, Jim
Duration:
00:04:50

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