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Campaign '96 / Clinton's Train / Welfare #168376

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 1996
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(Chicago: Peter Jennings) ABC News tracking polls figures on the standings of President Clinton versus presidential candidate Bob Dole cited.

(Wyandotte, Michigan: Brit Hume) President Clinton's whistle-stop train campaign featured; scenes shown from Toledo, Ohio and Wyandotte, Michigan, where kids read with the president. [CLINTON - campaigns; lauds tutoring by AmeriCorps volunteers.] [In California, presidential candidate Bob DOLE - responds on the literacy issue.]

(Chicago: Peter Jennings) The debate at the convention over the Democratic platform examined; details given of the welfare reform issue. [Representative Maxine WATERS, platform committee vice chairman Linda Chavis THOMPSON - comment on the welfare bill.]

(Chicago: Erin Hayes) The welfare debate examined by visiting a Chicago neighborhood that is dependent on welfare; scenes shown. [Welfare recipient learning a trade, Donnie ALLEN - says people need to get out and work, but wonders if the jobs are there.] [Urban League Jim LEWIS - says there are not enough entry-level jobs.] [Step-Up Program director Ron PATTERSON - comments.]

(Chicago: Peter Jennings) The presence of First Lady Hillary Clinton at the convention noted.

(Chicago: Peter Jennings; convention floor: Jim Wooten) The view of the Democrats on today's bump in the polls and what it may signify discussed.

Hayes, Erin;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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