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Campaign '88 / Hart / Elec. Laws #318120

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 20, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) "Miami Herald" reported announcing presidential candidate Gary Hart allegedly received secret campaign funds from California video producer. Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Eric Engberg) Hollywood, California, video producer Stuart Karl reported giving Gary Hart campaign funds in 1984 and 1988 president elecs. Karl noted producing Jane Fonda's aerobic videos. Hart campaign worker Dennis Walto mentioned being secretly on Karl's payroll while working for Hart. Walto's salary noted not reported to federal election officials. Walto shown evading press in Iowa. Walto's statement to "Miami Herald" quoted. Hart campaign workers quoted. [Ex-federal election commissioner William OLDAKER - says Karl broke law.] [HART - pleads ignorance.] Karl noted refusing comment. Karl and Hart's relationship discussed. Karl aide quoted. Cancelled checks shown. Issue's impact on Hart discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Iowa: Eric Engberg) Allegations' effects upon Hart's performance in Iowa caucuses speculated. Hart quoted. Pol. opponent possibly being responsible for leak noted. Donna Rice scandal mentioned.

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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