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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Voter turnout for Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 recalled. Report introduced.
(Studio: Lynn Sherr) Analysis of exit polls explaining Vice President George Bush's victory over Governor Michael Dukakis outlined on screen. Demographics of election reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Controversy over networks' declaring Bush the victor prior to closing of polls in West reported; details given, scenes shown. [VOTERS - complain about projections.] [ABC News vice president Robert SIEGENTHALER - says we report what we know when we know it.] [California secretary of state March Fong EU - says projections make a difference in voting.] [George Washington University professor William ADAMS - says there is no evidence that early projections depress voter turnout.] [Representative Al SWIFT - blames Senate for not passing election law.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tonight's "Viewpoint" on role of media in presidential campaign announced.
- Jennings, Peter;
- Kashiwahara, Ken;
- Sherr, Lynn
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