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Campaign '88 / Democrats / South #114143

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 29, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Several cands. reported pulling out of upcoming Nashville, Tennessee, debate. Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Jim Wooten) campaign. of Democrat cands. in South reported; scenes shown of Jesse Jackson dining at Atlanta, Georgia, bar association [JACKSON - says New South has challenge.] [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - campaigns. on economy issues.] Cands. reported sounding old South Populist themes. [Senator Albert GORE - campaigns.] Statue of famous Georgia political Tom Watson shown; historical film shown of Louisiana governor Huey Long and Alabama governor George Wallace. [In 1965, Martin Luther KING, Junior - says no one will turn us around in Alabama.] 1965 Voting Rights Act recalled. Historical roots of Populism in South detailed.

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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