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Campaign '88 / Polls / Democrats / Role of Television #112029

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 24, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Results of "Des Moines Register" and "Los Angeles Times" polls of standing of Democrat and Republican cands. in Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively, outlined on screen. Report introduced.

(Durham, New Hampshire: Jackie Judd) Televised debate among Democrat president cands. in New Hampshire featured; details given, scenes shown. Impt. of role of television in president pols. featured. [Governor Michael DUKAKIS - comments.] [Media consultant Robert SQUIER - explains how television exaggerates things.] Approaches of Representative Richard Gephardt, Senator Robert Dole and Bruce Babbitt to preparing for TV detailed; scenes shown. [Babbitt's press secretary Mike McCURRY - says Babbitt works on the 15-second speech.] Success of Senator Albert Gore and experience of Dukakis in television media noted. Sophisticated media campaign of presidential candidate Pat Robertson detailed. [ROBERTSON - asks about visual background.] Robertson's campaign video shown. Impt. of mastering of television by '88 cands. reiterated.

Donaldson, Sam;
Judd, Jackie

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