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Campaign '88 / Iowa Caucuses #320095

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 08, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Democrat cands. Richard Gephardt, Paul Simon and Michael Dukakis reported leading Iowa race. Vice President George Bush noted attempting to beat Robert Dole. Pat Robertson's support discussed. Report introduced.

(Studio: Bruce Morton) [SIMON and GEPHARDT - say will do well.] High voter turnout noted helping Gephardt while low turnout benefiting Simon. Dukakis and Jesse Jackson shown. [JACKSON - says will have great night.] Gary Hart shown thanking volunteers. Senator Albert Gore noted in DC. [GORE - comments on situation.] Simon mentioned visiting undecided voter's house twice. Bruce Babbitt shown bowling. Weather forecast given. Report introduced.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Robert Dole shown getting ice cream. Vice President George Bush shown being photographed with pig. [BUSH - says wants to win Iowa.] [DOLE - campaigns.] Pat Robertson mentioned being wild card in race. Robertson shown unveiling operation center with phones and poll watchers. [ROBERTSON - comments on Iowa.] Expectations game discussed.

(Studio: DR, Bob Schieffer, Bruce Morton) Pat Robertson's performance noted possibly changing face of election Voter turnout noted greatly affecting Democrat cands. Impact of Iowa on New Hampshire discussed. Bush mentioned having Republican nomination if he can beat Dole. Impact of possible Robertson victory over Dole outlined. Dole noted being predicted to win.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Caucus training sessions featured; details given, scenes shown. [INSTRUCTOR - says do anything to get voters to polls.] Republican caucus-goers noted having secret straw poll. Democrat caucus demonstrated. [Drake Univ. spokesperson Hugh WINEBRENNER - says Hart won't have many standing for him.] Peer pressure noted intense. Special interest groups noted having much power in caucuses. 1984 caucus-goers noted being mostly senior citizens. American Association of Ret. Persons'effort described. [WORKER - calls voter.] Ninety-one-yr.-old Paul Bechtold shown being instructed for precinct captain duties. [WINEBRENNER - says Iowa caucus'impt. distorted.] Iowa caucuses noted first real results in election process.

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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