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Person of The Week (Ron Brown) #120524

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Profile of new chairperson of Democratic national committee Ron Brown, first black man to lead major political party, featured; details given, scenes shown. [BROWN - calls for crusade to elect Democrats who are leaders of excellence; discusses his candidate for Democrat post.] Brown's ties to Jesse Jackson in campaign '88 reviewed. [Misidentified as University of South Carolina professor Earl Black, MAN - says Brown is his own man.] View held by some that Brown is Washington, DC insider explained. [BROWN - responds.] Brown's biography given; photos shown. [BROWN - comments on racism.] Brown's role in Senator Edward Kennedy's campaign for president in '80 recalled. [University of South Carolina professor Earl BLACK - comments on Democratic party's weakness in president pols.] [BROWN - makes speech for Democrats]

Jennings, Peter

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