CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 15, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather ) President Reagan's doctors reported declaring no evidence of cancer. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan shown leaving Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland after medical examination for cancer and polyps. Dr.'s report quoted on screen. [Howard Univ. hospital Dr. LaSalle LEFFALL - says Reagan's report good sign.] Reagan's cancer history reviewed; scenes shown. Reagan's other medical tests listed. [LEFFALL - says important that Reagan monitor condition] Reagan's doctor quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather ) Former White House staff chief Don. Regan reported supporting Vice President George Bush's version of Iran/Contra scandal involvement. Regan spokesperson quoted. Report introduced.
(Detroit, Michigan: Bob Schieffer) Michigan's Republican county convs. featured; scenes shown. Cands. Pat Robertson, Jack Kemp and Vice President George Bush mentioned. Bush aide Rich Bond&son Marvin Bush shown unable to enter building Bush reported winning more than half of vote. [BUSH - claims victory.] [ROBERTSON - says election stolen and fraudulent.] [KEMP - says results mixed.] Convs. shown in progress. [WOMAN - argues over delegates' credentials.] National and state Republican convs. mentioned. Bush noted doing well in Michigan.
(Studio: Dan Rather ) Iowa forum announced. Forum mentioned being first appearance for reentered candidate Gary Hart. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton) Scenes shown of Cand. Richard Gephardt's campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. [Iowa Democrat chairperson Bonnie CAMPBELL - comments on Iowa forum.] Experts quoted regarding debates. [Cand. Paul SIMON - discusses debate strategy.] Simon's weaknesses noted. Senator Albert Gore mentioned. Cands. Jesse Jackson, Michael Dukakis and Gephardt shown preparing for debate. Hart mentioned being exciting element in debate. [CAMPBELL - comments on Hart.] Bruce Babbitt's campaign featured. [BABBITT - comments on immortality of deficit.] Cands.' messages and strategies discussed.