ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 25, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on ntnwide. status of president cands. outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(Durham, New Hampshire: Richard Threlkeld) Backstage view of what goes on after a pres. debate with recent Democrat cands. debate in New Hampshire featured; scenes shown from debate. [Senator Paul Simon's campaign press aide Terry MICHAEL, Senator Albert Gore's campaign manager Fred MARTIN - offer interpretations of own cand.'s performance.] Efforts of campaign staffers to explain to press how cands. performed noted called "spin control." ["Time" magazine spokesperson Laurence BARRETT - explains terminology of spin control.] [Representative Richard Gephardt campaign manager William GARRICK - comments.] ["Dallas Morning News" spokesperson Carl LEUBSDORF - explains efforts to plant ideas in press.] [BARRETT - says now press inured to spin control.] Reason for continuation of spin control noted. ["Baltimore Sun" spokesperson Jack GERMOND - says now spin control efforts expected.] Scenes shown from Democrat debate.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Polls results for Republican cands. outlined on screen.; lead of Vice President George Bush over Senator Robert Dole mentioned. ABC News/"Washington Post" poll results on impact of Iran/Contra affair on Bush campaign outlined on screen.
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