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Campaign '88 / Bentsen vs. Quayle / Debate #112724

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on standings of Vice President George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis in presidential race and on qualifications of Senator Dan Quayle and Senator Lloyd Bentsen for job of vice president given. Report introduced.

(Omaha, Nebraska: Jackie Judd) Preparations by Quayle for tonight's vice pres. cands.'debate featured; scenes shown. [QUAYLE - practices.] Media advisor Roger Ailes mentioned. [Senior advisor Mitch DANIELS - comments on important of momentary lapses.] [In April, on "The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour", QUAYLE - comments.] [On campaign trail, QUAYLE - attacks Dukakis.]

(Omaha, Nebraska: Ann Compton) Rehearsal by Bentsen for debate featured; scenes shown. [BENTSEN - comments on Quayle.] [Representative Dennis ECKART - discusses Bentsen's assets.] Bentsen's strategy detailed. [BENTSEN - says if Bush-Quayle were elected, he would pray for Bush's health.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Omaha, Nebraska: Jeff Greenfield) Impt. to Bush of good showing by Quayle in tonight's debate explained. Bentsen's need to appeal to independent Democrats noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Coverage of debate announced.

Compton, Ann;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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