CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported allowing Vice President George Bush to distance himself from several troubling issues. Bush quoted with regard to refusal to negotiate with drug dealers. [REAGAN - defends Bush.] Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Schieffer) Bush reported asking black leaders to closed meeting; details given, scenes shown. [Bush advisor Thaddeus GARRETT - comments on Bush.] Bush reported attempting to distance himself from Reagan's civil rights record. [Bush aide Peter TEELEY - comments on campaign] CBS News-"New York Times" poll results given. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) director Benjamin HOOKS - criticizes Bush.] [BUSH - campaigns.] Bush noted harmed by Reagan's stance on civil rights bill. [TransAfrica director Randall ROBINSON - criticizes Bush.] Bush noted hoping to gain Jesse Jackson's supporters if he is not on Democratic ticket. Bush aide quoted with regard to new hsing. law.
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