ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 09, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Day after president election noted. Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Press conference by President-elect George Bush featured. [BUSH - announces that James Baker will become Secretary of State.] Bush's position on Nicaraguan Contras noted. [BUSH - says he's gratified to be elected; refers to Martin Van Buren, last sitting vice president to be elected president] [On plane, BUSH - talks about yesterday's exit polls; refers to choice of Baker; comments on Senator Dan Quayle.] [President REAGAN - comments on election]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Popular and electoral vote reviewed; figs. shown. Report introduced.
(Boston, Massachusetts: Sam Donaldson) Efforts by Democrats to figure out why Dukakis lost featured; details given. [Democratic national committee chairperson Paul KIRK - says voters wanted status quo.] [DUKAKIS - discusses election results.] Democrat criticism of Dukakis campaign reported [Jesse JACKSON, Thomas O'NEILL, MAN - comment on campaign] Chief criticism said to be Dukakis' failure to respond to Bush's negative advertising campaign [DUKAKIS - responds to Willie Horton case and other aspects of campaign]