CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 22, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Presidential candidate Gary Hart reported admitting 1984 campaign contributions from California producer Stuart Karl appear illegal. Allegations' impact upon Hart campaign discussed. Cands. Richard Gephardt, Michael Dukakis and Paul Simon reported believing they have edge over Hart. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton) [Paul SIMON - denigrates Richard Gephardt's Congress voting record.] Details given of Simon's strategy. [Simon Iowa campaign spokesperson Pat MITCHELL - comments on Simon's chances.] Gephardt shown campaign in Texas. [Gephardt campaign manager William CARRICK - comments on Simon's tactics.] Michael Dukakis' television commercial shown. Dukakis' image problems mentioned. Senator Edward Kennedy shown endorsing Dukakis. President Jimmy Carter mentioned. Cand. Bruce Babbitt shown being endorsed by Representative Morris Udall. Babbitt's television commercial shown. Cand. Gary Hart's campaign featured; Hart quoted. [HART - jokes about Vice President George Bush picking up check.] Iowa campaign noted entering tier phase; details given, cands. listed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Cands. Jack Kemp and Pat Robertson's concerted effort to defeat Vice President George Bush in Michigan convs. recalled. Kemp reported severing ties with Robertson and making deal with Bush to split Republican delegate votes; Kemp's denial noted.