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Campaign '88 / Dukakis Campaign #317828

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 30, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis reported admitting campaign aide secretly provided media with videotape which led to rival Joseph Biden's withdrawal from 1988 Democrat race; details given, scenes shown. [DUKAKIS - accepts responsibility.] campaign. manager John Sasso said admitting deception and resigning. [DUKAKIS - describes meeting with Sasso yesterday.] [Bruce BABBITT, "Boston Globe "spokesperson Tom OLIPHANT - criticize Dukakis for not firing Sasso.] campaign. aide Paul Tully said also resigning. [SASSO - explains resigning.] Potential impact on Dukakis campaign considered. [Pollster Alan SECREST - thinks Dukakis will be harmed.] Withdrawals of Gary Hart and Joseph Biden mentioned.,

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Phoenix, Arizona: Bob McNamara) Controversial Governor Evan Mecham's fundraising operation to fight recall movement, which he blames on gays and blacks, examined; details given, scenes shown. [MECHAM - claims he has stopped more letters from being sent.] [State senate Alan STEPHENS - questions credibility of Mecham's denial that he wrote letter.] Mecham's other controversies since taking office reviewed. [Mecham Recall Committee pres. Garry SMITH - notes letter issue is helping recall movement] [MECHAM - attacks reporter]

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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