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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Background to tonight's last presidential debate between President Bush, Democrat Bill Clinton and Ross Perot noted.
(Washington: Jeff Greenfield) Media's view of the debate as Bush's last chance featured; endorsement of Clinton by the "Chicago Sun-Times" and the "Fort Worth Star Telegram" mentioned. [BUSH - comments.] [Syndicated columnist Charles KRAUTHAMMER, former candidate Pat BUCHANAN - offer advice to Bush.] [In Thursday debate, BUSH - raises the character issue.] [In vice-presidential debate, Vice President Dan QUAYLE - asks do you trust Clinton] [CLINTON - talks about preparing.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Standings of Bush and Clinton in the latest ABC News poll and the other three national polls outlined on screen. Campaign Focus story introduced.
(New York: Jim Wooten) A reverse coattails effect in which Republican Congressional candidates are avoiding getting help in their campaigns from Bush examined; scenes shown. [Senator Arlen SPECTER - lists his disagreements with Bush.] Senator Bob Dole's TV ad in which he is praised by two Democrats shown.
- Greenfield, Jeff;
- Jennings, Peter;
- Wooten, Jim
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