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Campaign '88 / Process of Politics (Part I) #111753

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 11, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Unpredictability of '88 president election campaign featured; scenes shown from 1968 Democrat campaign [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson Norman ORNSTEIN - recalls Hubert Humphrey's nomination in 1968 after Texas governor John Connally was able to deliver bloc of votes.] Changes in political process detailed; Connally, Chicago mayor Richard Daley mentioned. [Ex-Democratic national committee chairperson John WHITE - explains nomination process and absence of incumbent pres.] Upcoming caucuses and primaries outlined on screen. [University of California at Berkeley professor Nelson POLSBY - discusses "Super Tuesday" primaries.] Scenes shown from current campaign and 1984 campaign Rel. of primary vote and federal matching campaign funds noted. Role of television in campaign noted; political ads shown. [Columnist Art BUCHWALD - says election will keep media out of mischief.] Aims of current cands. mentioned; tomorrow's segment noted.

Jennings, Peter

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