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(Studio: Dan Rather) Vice President George Bush featured. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Bush celebration shown. President Reagan noted planning formal endorsement of Bush. Advantages and disadvantages of being vice president and seeking president illustration; Attorney General Edwin Meese and Iran/Contra scandal mentioned. [University of California at Los Angeles professor John PETROCIK - comments on Bush.] Bush noted striving to estimate identity separate from Reagan's personality. [Republican analyst John BUCKLEY - comments on Bush.] [Michael DUKAKIS - criticizes Bush.] [Bush campaign manager Lee ATWATER - comments on Bush.] Last vice president to be elec. president noted Martin Van Buren.
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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