ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 27, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Big win for Jesse Jackson in Democrat caucuses in Michigan reported; popular vote percentages and delegate count outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(NYC: Jim Wooten) Analysis of Democratic campaign in Michigan reported [JACKSON - discusses Michigan campaign.] [Ex-Democratic national committee chairperson John WHITE - says Michigan shows Jackson is legitimate cand.] Impact of Michigan results on Governor Michael Dukakis noted. [DUKAKIS - quotes his father.] [Senator Albert GORE - challenges Dukakis' idea that outcome of race is inevitable.] Democratic race reported still unshapened. Last hurrah for Representative Richard Gephardt mentioned.
(DC: Jackie Judd) Success of Jackson campaign in Michigan featured. Headline of "Detroit News" newspaper shown. [Jackson advisor Ann LEWIS - comments on Jackson's growing strength.] Jackson's caucuses percentages in comparison to his '84 campaign in Michigan outlined on screen; Walter Mondale mentioned. [JACKSON - campaigns.] [Dukakis national political coordinator Alice TRAVIS - says Jackson inspired voters.] Jackson's appeal beyond black vote noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Interview with Jackson featured. [JACKSON - explains reasons for victory in Michigan due to campaign for jobs and against drugs; discusses expansion of campaign to white voters; analyzes campaign and Democratic party; discusses possibilities at Democratic convention] Statement by Democratic national committee chairperson Paul Kirk about Jackson's chances at convention reported Announcement of press conference in which Representative Richard Gephardt will probably withdraw from race reported; Jackson, Dukakis, Gore and Senator Paul Simon reported four Democrats left in race.