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'88 Vote / Biden Withdrawal #111459

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 23, 1987
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(NYC: Peter Jennings) (Report in progress) Presidential candidate Senator Joseph Biden reported withdrawing from 1988 Democrat race due to growing question of character in wake of plagiarism revelation and his deceptive portrayal of his academic record.

(DC: John Martin) Biden's apparent mood upon late arrival at Robert Bork's confirmation hearings described; scenes shown. [Senators Orrin HATCH and BIDEN - argue.] [Later, BIDEN - announces decision.] Biden's campaign reviewed; scenes shown. [June 9, BIDEN - will tell truth as President] Cand. Michael Dukakis mentioned. [Senators Patrick LEAHY, Strom THURMOND - praise Biden.] Contd. mystery over who provided "Des Moines Register" with videotapes of Biden's use of British political Neil Kinnock's speech without credit noted. [Cands. Jesse JACKSON, Paul SIMON - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News-"Washington Post" poll of Biden's standing with voters outlined on screen, discussed. Standing of Jackson and Representative Patricia Schroeder noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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