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Campaign '92 / Political Perceptions / Perot and Vietnam #142104

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 04, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Issue raised of the political perceptions of presidential candidates President Bush, Governor Bill Clinton and undeclared candidate Ross Perot.

(New York: Morton Dean) Perot's campaign to win the release of American POWs in Vietnam recalled; scenes shown from his trip; details given of later secret business trips to Vietnam by Perot associate Harry McKillip. [Vietnamese foreign ministry official LE Van Bang - (with transcription on screen) recalls these business trips.] [Former National Security Council member Peter WATSON - says these trips were inconsistent with helping the prisoners of war issue.] [National League of Families Ann Mills GRIFFIThigh school - reacts to news that Perot's dealings were more than patriotic.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Bush's problems with Perot and the budget examined. [In response to reporters' questions after his lunch with Vice President Dan Quayle, BUSH - does not name Perot.] Statement from White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater about Perot noted. Bush said holding a press conference tonight to promote a constitutional amendment to require a balance budget. [Senator Robert BYRD - opposes the amendment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Clinton's perception problem this year recalled.

(San Antonio: Chris Bury) Clinton's campaign and the media featured. [On "The Arsenio Hall Show", CLINTON - talks about Elvis Presley and his remark about not inhaling marijuana.] [Clinton adviser Paul BEGALA - says we will try unconventional things.] Clinton shown playing the saxophone on TV.

Bury, Chris;
Dean, Morton;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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