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Campaign '88 / Bentsen vs. Quayle / Debate #112750

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 06, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) campaign. on day after vice president debate noted. Report introduced.

(Lone Star, Texas: Sam Donaldson) campaign. by Governor Michael Dukakis and Senator Lloyd Bentsen in Texas featured; scenes shown. [DUKAKIS - praises Bentsen.] [BENTSEN - talks about Senator Dan Quayle.] [DUKAKIS - discusses selection of running mates by Vice President George Bush and himself.] Democrats' efforts to make Quayle a campaign issue noted; scenes shown of TV ad [BENTSEN - says his references to John F. Kennedy were not rehearsed.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Downplaying of debate by Bush camp noted. Report introduced.

(No location given: Barry Serafin) campaign. by Bush on crime issue in Fort Worth, Texas, featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - quotes Clint Eastwood and Dukakis on crime.] [After jogging at university, BUSH - comments on vice president debate.] Quayle shown campaign with ex-pres. Gerald Ford. [QUAYLE - says if he were president, he would build on Bush's policies.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of ABC News poll right after debate outlined on screen. Invocation of name of John F. Kennedy during debate recalled. [In debate, QUAYLE - compares his Congress experience to that of Kennedy.] [BENTSEN - responds "you're no Jack Kennedy."] [QUAYLE, BENTSEN - exchange responses.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Jeff Greenfield) Raising of name of Kennedy analyzed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Jim Wooten) Comparison of cands.' stmts. during debate and the facts detailed. [In debate, BENTSEN, QUAYLE - talk about qualifications, poverty, environmental, national security, Geneva.] These stmts. then analyzed as to their basis in fact.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry;
Wooten, Jim

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