ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Jeff Greenfield) Impt. political influence of Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary in president election campaign featured. Scenes shown of Representative Richard Gephardt campaign in New Hampshire. [STUDENT - says has seen 5 cands.] Historical film shown from 1952 president election campaign; Estes Kefauver, Dwight Eisenhower, Robert Taft mentioned; scenes shown of Jimmy Carter campaign in Iowa in 1976. [New Hampshire Democratic party chairperson Joseph GRANDMAISON - says state loves attention] ["Boston Globe" Curtis WILKIE - recalls returning to Iowa for each election] Iowa vote totals in past caucuses given; Carter, George Bush, Gary Hart and Ronald Reagan mentioned. ["Boston Globe" Mike BARNICLE -discusses these states' idea of a minority.] Iowa caucus process noted. [University of Iowa professor Gilbert CRANBERG - says small number of participants decide cands.] [Iowa Democratic party chairperson Bonnie CAMPBELL - defends Iowa process.] [GRANDMAISON - explains New Hampshire role with regard to campaign cands.] Omission by Senator Albert Gore of Iowa from his campaign noted. [GORE - explains emphasis on "Super Tuesday" primaries.] Dominant role of Iowa and New Hampshire in process of picking president reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment announced.