CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 21, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) "Los Angeles Times" Democrat poll results illustration Cand. Gary Hart reported falling behind other cands. Richard Gephardt noted new front-runner. Accusations regarding Hart's campaign funding reviewed. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Eric Engberg) Gary Hart reported condemning "Miami Herald"'s coverage of events. [HART - comments on press.] Hart aide Dennis Walto noted reassigned to Denver, Colorado, headquarters California producer Stuart Karl mentioned. Walto quoted. Karl employment quoted regarding Walto's lack of work for Karl. [HART - comments on situation.] [Ex-Karl aide Rama White MIDDEL - comments on Karl's using Walto for campaign funding purposes.] Hart noted being damaged in Iowa; details given. [Iowa Democratic party spokesperson Phil ROEDER - says Hart will be hurt by accusations.] [Hart Iowa aide Tom HANSON - says is optimistic.] Pollsters quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Richard Gephardt's campaign discussed. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton) [GEPHARDT - comments on status quo.] Gephardt's anti-establishment rhetoric featured; scenes shown. Gephardt's career within establishment discussed. [Cand. Paul SIMON - criticizes Gephardt.] Gephardt's opinion reversals illustration Critics quoted. [GEPHARDT - comments on change.] [Pol. analyst Norman ORNSTEIN - comments on Gephardt's strategy.] Gephardt's political skills noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) "Los Angeles Times" Republican poll results given. Vice President George Bush noted trailing Robert Dole. Bush's involvement in Iran/Contra scandal reported still being pursued. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bob Schieffer) Vice President George Bush's assertions regarding involvement in Iran/Contra scandal reviewed. Chief council for Iran/Contra committee Arthur Liman quoted regarding Bush's confidential discussions with President Reagan. [LIMAN - says Bush created issue.] Bush aide quoted. [BUSH - dismisses Liman's stmts.] [Representative Lee HAMILTON - says Bush needs to tell all.] [Presidential candidate Jack KEMP - urges Bush to give details of involvement.] [DOLE - comments on situation.] Bush's dilemma discussed. Liman quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather; Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton, Bob Schieffer) Iowa caucuses discussed. Andy Warhol maxim quoted pertaining to Bush's situation.
(Studio: Dan Rather) George McGovern reported possibly announcing candidate for pres. McGovern noted denying he will run.