ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 24, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mean phase in presidential campaign between Governor Michael Dukakis and Vice President George Bush noted. Report introduced.
(San Diego, California: Sam Donaldson) campaign. by Dukakis featured; scenes shown. [DUKAKIS - accuses Bush of campaign of distortion.] Accusation by Senator Lloyd Bentsen of racist theme in Bush's references to Willie Horton case involving prison furloughs recalled; Dukakis' refusal to comment on racist theme and campaign aide John Sasso's explanation of Dukakis' position noted. [BENTSEN - says there are racist overtones in Bush ad.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Portland, ME: Brit Hume) campaign. by Bush in Connecticut featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - says country is better off; responds to chgs. about campaign ads.] Rally in Portland shown. [BUSH - responds to yelling crowd.] [BUSH - responds to racist theme chgs.] Bush's lack of interest in black voter reviewed.
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