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Campaign '88 / Hart #313858

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 15, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Gary Hart reported announcing reentry into president elec. race. [HART - comments on difficulty of situation and praises American people.] Hart's campaign difficulties reviewed; scenes shown. [HART - announcing president candidacy.] Hart's escapades with Donna Rice iterated; scenes shown. [HART - claims campaign must end.] [Daughter Andrea HART - admits difficulties ahead.] Hart shown on campaign trail in New Hampshire. [Former New Hampshire campaign coordinator Susan CALIGARI - says not sure if Hart is forgiven by voters.] [MAN - says outrageous for Hart to run for president] Hart quoted. Republican national committee chairperson Frank Fahrenkopf quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bruce Morton) Scenes shown of presidential candidate Michael Dukakis' campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. [Former Hart worker Teresa VILMAIN - claims will stay with Dukakis.] [Paul Simon presidential campaign spokesperson Pat. MITCHELL - says Hart being self-indulgent.] [SIMON - says Hart fooling himself.] [Cand. Jesse JACKSON - says Hart is challenge.] [DUKAKIS - welcomes Hart to race.] [Cand. Bruce BABBITT - unsure how Hart will perform.] Hart's performance noted speculated among political analysts. [Representative David NAGLE - Hart will do well initially.] [Democrat pollster Peter HART - unlikely Hart will win Democratic nomination] [Democrat consultant Robert SQUIER -race has started over.] Senator Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Anthony Kennedy shown. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - asks Senator Joseph Biden if he will reenter race.] Donna Rice's commercial for No Excuses jeans shown. Rice's future discussed. Hart's reentry mentioned helping Jackson and hurting white liberals in race.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer; DC: Bruce Morton) Hart's campaign strategy discussed. Hart's federal matching funds status mentioned. Voters' reactions to Hart reentry discussed.

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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