ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Endorsement of presidential candidate Jesse Jackson by Texas agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower reported Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Rebecca Chase) Charisma and contradictions of Jackson profiled; scenes shown. [JACKSON - campaigns.] [Georgia state legislature Tyrone BROOKS - says there is very little there beyond charisma.] [JACKSON - says he's worked to make New South better.] Historical film shown of Martin Luther King, Junior, from 1960s shown. [On April 4, 1968, ABC's Tom JARRIEL - announces shooting of King at Lorraine Motel.] [From 1968, JACKSON - describes querying King after shooting.] Disagreement with Jackson's version of events during assassination reported [Reverend Hosea WILLIAMS - says only Ralph Abernathy, not Jackson, reached King.] Jackson's actions as heir apparent to King noted. [BROOKS - says King family offended.] [JACKSON - says doesn't want to discuss issue further.] Jackson's Operation PUSH detailed; scenes shown. [JACKSON - defends PUSH.] Jackson's foreign policy approach reported; scenes shown of Jackson and downed Navy pilot on January 3, 1984. Jackson's current campaign efforts detailed. [Atlanta, Georgia, Mayor Andrew YOUNG - praises Jackson.]
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