CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 04, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator Robert Dole reported confronting Vice President George Bush with negative campaign tactics. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Dole shown holding Bush campaign release. Memo noted questioning wife Elizabeth Dole's financial situation and quoted on screen regarding Dole's personality. [DOLE - says wants to confront Bush.] Dole-Bush confrontation described. [DOLE - comments on conversation with Bush.] Bush's Iowa manager reported releasing second memo; quoted. (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(Studio: Dan Rather) Democrat cands.' tactics in Iowa discussed. Michael Dukakis, Paul Simon and Richard Gephardt mentioned. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton) Simon shown campaign at University of Iowa; details given, scenes shown. Simon's staff reported urging candidate to attack Gephardt. Simon's negative radio advertisement shown. [Gephardt supporter Don AVENSON - comments on ad.] Dukakis' campaign featured. [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson William SCHNEIDER - comments on Dukakis.] Dukakis' TV advertisement shown. Simon and Dukakis aides noted admitting Gephardt in first place and will fight for second. [WORKER - calls voters.] Simon quoted regarding "Des Moines Register" endorsement. Simon workers quoted regarding mascot Simon the Cat.