ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 17, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Arrival of Governor Michael Dukakis at Atlanta airport reported; scenes shown; Senator Lloyd Bentsen mentioned.
(No location given: Jackie Judd) Efforts to reach accommodation between Dukakis and Jesse Jackson reported; scenes shown. [DUKAKIS - says he is quarterback of team &hopes Jackson will be on team.] [Jackson spokesperson Lauri FITZ - comments on talks.] Nature of dealings between two camps explained. [On NBC, Dukakis campaign spokesperson Susan ESTRICH - says the two will see each other in Atlanta.] Stmts. by former Democratic leaders on Jackson's role noted. [On "This Wk.", Jimmy CARTER, ex-Democratic national committee chairperson Robert STRAUSS, Walter MONDALE - talk about Jackson as unifier.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Mike von Fremd) Focusing of preconvention spotlight on Jackson featured; scenes shown. [JACKSON - says it is conv., not a coronation.] Jackson's platform issues detailed. [Jackson convention manager Ron BROWN - says negotiations have been suspended.] [JACKSON - explains phoning Dukakis.] [On "This Wk.", CARTER - says Jackson can't and won't make divisive stmts. at conv.] [At Atlanta Baptist church, JACKSON - says let us keep our eyes on "the high prize."]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Dukakis reported quoting Abraham Lincoln about Democrats