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Louisiana / Politics #120611

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Opposition by both President Bush and former president Ronald Reagan to Republican candidate in Louisiana state legislature runoff noted. Report introduced.

(Jefferson Parish, LA: Mike von Fremd) Background to runoff election in LA between former Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard David Duke and John Treen featured; scenes shown from Jefferson Parish, LA. [In 1978, DUKE - calls Jews racist.] [MAN - says it's all right to be pro-white.] [DUKE - explains comfort with Republican party] [Voice of REAGAN - supports Treen.] George Bush, Junior, noted campaign for Treen. [Republican national committee chairperson Lee ATWATER - calls Duke a charlatan.] [VOTER - comments on election]

von Fremd, Mike;
Koppel, Ted

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