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Campaign '96 / Dole's Senate Resignation / Interview #166865

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 11, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) The resignation of Senator Bob Dole to make his last stab at becoming president featured; scenes shown from the Senate floor. [DOLE - offers thanks and jokes about his colleagues; mentions the Americans with Disabilities Act.] Dole's latest statements about abortion noted. [Christian Coalition Ralph REED, Family Research Council president Gary BAUER - worry about Dole reopening the abortion plank issue.] [DOLE - talks about choice.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Excerpts from the ABC Dole interview presented; clips shown of Dole over the years. [DOLE - defends his actions and vision in the Senate by citing specific examples; affirms you cannot look back.]

(Washington: Jeff Greenfield) The three challenges facing Dole in winning the presidency delineated: defining an agenda, defining President Clinton's character without seeming mean and defining himself. [On the campaign trail, wife Elizabeth DOLE, former Senate majority leader Howard BAKER - comment on Bob Dole.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Nightline special on Dole noted.

Cochran, John;
Greenfield, Jeff;
Jennings, Peter

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