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Campaign '88 / Democrats / Convention History #116783

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Humorist Will Rogers' famous line about Democratic party quoted; tension between Governor Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson noted. Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Richard Threlkeld) History of Democratic party convtions reviewed; scenes shown from 1968 Chicago, Illinois, convention. [In 1968, MAN, Senator Abraham RIBICOFF - comment.] [In 1972, Senator George McGOVERN - comments.] Scenes shown of Senator Edward Kennedy's lack of enthusiasm in congratulating Jimmy Carter in 1980. [Ex-Mondale campaign manager Robert BECKEL - talks about conventions.] Democratic plans for this convention detailed. Platforms of 1984 and 1988 contrasted; scenes shown. [Ex-Democratic national committee chairperson Charles MANATT - says cantankerousness does not appeal to middle-ground voter.] Concern over what Jackson will do at convention noted. [BECKEL - says party won't know what will happen until Jackson appears.]

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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