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Campaign '96 / Clinton vs. Dole / Debate #163057

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Diego: Brit Hume) Tonight's presidential debate between President Clinton and challenger Bob Dole previewed. [CLINTON, DOLE - comment briefly.] Allegations by former Iran/contra independent counsel Lawrence Walsh in a forthcoming book, Firewall, that Dole worked for a presidential pardon for former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger mentioned. [WALSH - calls Dole hypocritical.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) Historical evidence that personal attacks on a presidential opponent do not pay off examined; details given of several cases in the 19th century and post-World War II America. [On Tuesday, DOLE - says he will not question private character.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: John Cochran) The views of twelve voters in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, on the eve of the debate presented; round table discussion shown. [Republican Jennifer SHUTTERS, Dole supporter Bill REKAS, young Clinton supporter Kristin ADAMS, real estate broker Connie WYSOCK, teacher Linda WILDERMAN, engineer Thomas HARRISON, computer engineer Mike MORAWSKI, homemaker Karen ROTH - suggest what the candidates should and should not cover in the debate.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Debate coverage announced.

Cochran, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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