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Campaign '88 / Democrats / Convention / Dukakis and Jackson #116838

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 18, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Apparent resolution of differences between Governor Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson on opening day of convention noted. Report introduced.

(Convention floor: Sam Donaldson) Democrat show of unity reported; scenes shown. [DUKAKIS - says he wants Jackson to be involved in campaign] [JACKSON - talks about the team.] Nature of Jackson's role detailed. [DUKAKIS - says there is no deal.] [JACKSON - says his name will go in nomination on Wednesday] Jackson's statement about vice president noted. [Senator Lloyd BENTSEN - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Sam Donaldson) Rel. between Jackson and Dukakis reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Jackson's ability to stay at center of stage after primary losses noted. Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Brit Hume) Jackson's day reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [JACKSON - talks about his meeting with Dukakis and Bentsen.] Nature of upcoming platform fights previewed. [JACKSON - says his name will go in nomination on Wednesday]

(Studio: Peter Jenningd, Brit Hume) Jackson's treatment by Dukakis analyzed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Convention floor: Jim Wooten) Issue of party platform planks offered by Jackson reported; details given of Dukakis' position on specific planks that Jackson wants.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Convention floor: Lynn Sherr) Need for Dukakis camp to take charge of delegates reported; details given of Dukakis' operation at conv.; scenes shown. [Dukakis floor manager Tad DEVINE - says his job will be to intercept and correct rumors on convention floor.] Details on controlling of floor outlined; diagram and scenes shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Convention floor: Jeff Greenfield) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll profiling Democratic Convention delegates outlined on screen; comparisons made of delegates from '84 and '88 convs. and each set's belief in its cand.'s (Walter Mondale and Dukakis) chance for success in pres. election

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Sherr, Lynn

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