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ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Reports introd.

(Jefferson Parish, LA: Mike von Fremd) Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke reported winning state legislature election in LA; scenes shown. [DUKE - calls it a new dawn for pols. in LA; comments on the issues.] [Two SUPPORTERS - praise Duke.] Plans by Republican national chairperson Lee Atwater to censure Duke explained. [DUKE - says he's a Republican, too.]

(DC: Steve Shepard) Republican response to Duke's victory featured. [ATWATER - comments on Duke's background.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - says this is a regrettable development] Stmt. from Jesse Jackson that President Reagan's insensitivity to civil rights issues was partly responsible for Duke's win reported [JACKSON - comments on Duke's victory.]

von Fremd, Mike;
Donaldson, Sam;
Shepard, Steve

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