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Campaign '88 / Gray Power #317955

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 10, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Eric Engberg) Incr. political influence of group of Americans over 65 on president election campaign reported; details given, scenes shown. TV commercial by American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) shown. [AARP Vote spokesperson Meg McKNIGHT - discusses group's aims.] Issue of elderly lobby reported to be Soc. Sec., Medicaid, health care. [WOMAN - says system needs rearranging.] Representative Jack Kemp shown campaign Growing force of senior citizens noted. [Pol. scientist Peverill SQUIRE - discusses group's increase power.] Fear of giving into high- cost demands of aged noted. [Econ. Martin FELDSTEIN - says problem will be balancing budget while meeting benefits costs.] [MAN - comments on austerity.] Cands.' attention to elderly's concerns reiterated.

Engberg, Eric;
Spencer, Susan

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