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Campaign '88 / Bush vs. Dukakis / Debate #118111

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Wkend. of president debate between Vice President George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Bush's preparations for debate featured; photo opportunity for Bush with USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze shown; roles of Richard Darman and Roger Ailes in debate rehearsal noted. Bush's gaffes during past speeches reviewed. [BUSH - says his goal will be for everyone who has a job to want a job; says he stand for anti-bigotry and anti- Semitism; calls Governor George Deukmejian the greatest California governor]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Sam Donaldson) Dukakis' campaign on eve of debate featured; scenes shown of photograph opportunity with Boston Red Sox player Ellis Burks; details given of his debate preparations in Boston hotel. [Dukakis campaign spokesperson Chris EDLEY - comments on debate.] [Senator Bill BRADLEY - offers advice to Dukakis.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York City: Richard Threlkeld) Lessons from previous president debates featured; scenes shown from debates; do's and don'ts outlined on screen. [Briefer of Jimmy Carter, Gerald REFSHOON - says debater must feel comfortable.] [Briefer of Ronald Reagan in 1980, David GERGEN - says debater must be himself.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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