× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

A Closer Look (Taking Charge) #190177

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 2000
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) A look at things that will test President-elect George W. Bush's ability to lead introduced.

(New York: Carole Simpson) The view of Bush held by black Americans examined; details given of Bush positions that alienate African-Americans, including his opposition to affirmative action. [Representative Sheila JACKSON-LEE - says our voice is not articulated by the new president.] ["BET Tonight with Travis Smiley", Travis SMILEY - talks about affirmative action, education and Bush.] [Five black PEOPLE - question Bush and the Republicans.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) The politics of Bush reaching out to blacks while maintaining a conservative base examined. [Comedian Jay LENO - jokes about Bush and the black vote.] [BUSH - says he looks forward to working with blacks.] [Georgetown University Law Center professor Sheryll CASHIN, Representative Eddie Bernice JOHNSON - say it is important for Bush to reach out.]

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Simpson, Carole

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.