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Campaign '88 / Democrats / Convention #116856

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 19, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Second day of Democratic party convention noted. Report introduced.

(Convention floor: Barry Serafin) Issue of Democratic platform featured; details given of compromise measures between camps of Governor Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson; scenes shown of floor leaders from both groups. [Representative Walter FAUNTROY, Mayor Federico PENA, Representative Jim WRIGHT - talk about platform plank on taxes.] Proposals on nuclear weapons and Palestinian homeland noted. [Jackson platform advisor Eleanor Holmes NORTON - comments.] Other platform issues reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Barry Serafin) Vagueness of platform discussed. Statement by ex-Representative Michael Barnes about platform reported.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Convention floor: Brit Hume) Role of Jackson at center of Democratic party developments reported; scenes shown. [NORTON - comments on Jackson's input on platform.] [JACKSON - talks about Democratic party]

(Studio: Peter Jennings , Brit Hume) Jackson's convention speech tonight previewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Convention floor: Sam Donaldson) Commitment of Dukakis and running mate Senator Lloyd Bentsen to black voters featured; scenes shown of Dukakis visiting Martin Luther King, Junior, Center with widow Coretta Scott King. [DUKAKIS - talks about Democrat team and speech-making abilities of keynote speaker Ann Richards and Jackson.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Sam Donaldson) Concern of Dukakis camp about media's focus on Jackson discussed; Vice President George Bush mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tonight's convention coverage featuring speeches by Jackson and Senator Edward Kennedy previewed.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:07:40

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