ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tonight's events at the Republican National Convention previewed. [A few weeks ago, Texas Governor GEORGE W. BUSH - admits the party of Lincoln has not always carried the mantle of Lincoln.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings, George Stephanopoulos) Tonight's speech by former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell and the importance of the evening for Bush discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Philadelphia: Michel Martin) The Republicans' promise of a "rainbow" convention with a minority presence examined; details given of the party's targeting of white swing voters. [Bush media adviser Mark McKINNON - cites Bush's message of unity instead of the usual Republican divisions.] [Maryland delegate alternate at large Alma PRECIADO - talks about Bush and "Hispanic Republicans." The percentage of minority delegates discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Vice President Al Gore and family shown at the beach in Figure Eight Island, North Carolina.
(White House: John Cochran) President Clinton's attack on the Republicans featured; Democrats' television ad shown. [In Florida, CLINTON - speaks about the "Republican package."] [New York Senate candidate Hillary CLINTON - says we deserve more than "photograph op" politics; criticizes Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The campaigning today by Bush in Ohio and protesters outside the Philadelphia convention hall shown.