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Campaign '88 / Democrats / Vice President Bentsen #322219

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 13, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen reported attempting to mollify Jesse Jackson. Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Whitaker) Dukakis and Bentsen shown at NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) convention [DUKAKIS - comments on campaign] [JACKSON - says will run on.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) leader Benjamin HOOKS - calms audience as Bentsen attempts to speak.] [BENTSEN - campaigns.] [JACKSON - comments on vice president position.] [DUKAKIS - comments on Jackson.] Jackson aide quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Dukakis and Bentsen reported disagreeing on many important campaign '88 issues. [DUKAKIS - praises Bentsen.] [On March 27, 1986, BENTSEN - congratulates President Reagan on Contra aid victory in Senate and Dan. Ortega.] [On January 28, 1988, DUKAKIS - condemns Contra aid.] Bentsen and Dukakis' differing views compared. [On February 27, 1988, DUKAKIS - criticizes Representative Richard Gephardt for supporting President Reagan's tax cuts.] Bentsen and Dukakis' views on gun control, school prayer and abortion discussed. [Ex- Democratic Senator Russell LONG - comments on Bentsen.] [BENTSEN - comments on differences.] [Democrat pollster Harrison HICKMAN - comments on situation.] Vice President George Bush noted yet to select running mate.

(Studio: Dan Rather) United States envoy Chester Crocker reported asserting that Cuba is considering withdrawal of troops in Angola and South Africa (R) possibly ending rule over Namibia; details given.

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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