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Campaign '88 / Democrats / Delegates and Platform / Jackson / Dukakis #321921

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 25, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Denver, Colorado) Writing of Democratic party platform at conference in Denver, Colorado, featured; scenes shown. [Jackson campaign spokesperson Eleanor Holmes NORTON - quotes stmts. from Jesse Jackson.] [Dukakis campaign spokesperson Michael BARNES - talks about party unity.] Disagreements between forces of Jackson and Governor Michael Dukakis on budget and tax issues detailed. [Platform committee mbr. Richard HATCHER - calls for restraint on defense spending.] [BARNES - explains Dukakis' position on economy issues.] [Platform committee chairperson Governor James BLANCHARD - counts votes.] Strategies of Jackson and Dukakis camps explained.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Agreement to overhaul Democratic party delegates selection procedure reported Report introduced.

(San Juan, PR: Betsy Aaron) Attempts by Jackson to consolidate his power in party reported; scenes shown of Jackson in San Juan. Changes in delegate procedure noted. [JACKSON - comments on delegates.] [PR senate pres. Miguel HERNANDEZ AGOSTO - discusses fairness of delegate distribution.] [Democrat consultant Bob BECKEL - says Jackson does not want to ruin his chances of running for president again.] Jackson's efforts to solidify his base in Democratic party detailed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Nantucket, Massachusetts: Bill Whitaker) Dukakis reported resting on Massachusetts island of Nantucket; scenes shown. Story in "Boston Globe" about possibility of Representatives Lee Hamilton, Thomas Foley or Senator Dale Bumpers being chosen as Dukakis' vice president running mate reported [DUKAKIS - discusses search for vice president choice.] [Democrat consultant Harrison HICKMAN - discusses Dukakis' search.] [Senator John KERRY - discusses his duties as Dukakis' lieutenant gov. in Massachusetts.] [Dukakis biographer Charles KENNEY - says Dukakis has given his no. 2 men responsibilities.]

Aaron, Betsy;
Schieffer, Bob;
Whitaker, Bill

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