ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 26, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John Martin) campaign. of Pat Robertson featured; scenes shown. Robertson's career as evangelist and busman. reviewed. [ROBERTSON - says Christians and Jews more qualified for government than others.] 1981 video of faith healing shown. Robertson's claims about own past reviewed; photos shown; Pete McCloskey's claim that Robertson tried to avoid war zone during Army career noted. Exs. of Robertson's "undisciplined tongue" given; USSR missiles in Cuba, United States hostages in Lebanon, Vice President George Bush, Jimmy Swaggart mentioned. [Pol. analyst Kevin PHILLIPS - says Robertson is going too far.] Robertson's following noted. [Pol. pollster Claibourne DARDEN - says now press is overrating Robertson.] [ROBERTSON - says old guard needs to move aside.]
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