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Campaign '88 / Democrats / Convention #322266

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 17, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Bill Whitaker) Arrival of Governor Michael Dukakis in Atlanta for Democratic Convention reported; scenes shown. [DUKAKIS - comments.] Dukakis reported working on Massachusetts budget prior to leaving for convention [DUKAKIS - invites comparison of his and administration's budget records; talks about Jesse Jackson as part of team effort.] Senator Lloyd Bentsen reported travelling to convention with Dukakis. (Studio: Susan Spemcer; Atlanta, Georgia: Whitaker) Possibility of face-to-face meeting between Jackson and Dukakis discussed.

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Betsy Aaron) Continue of Jackson's campaign and question of what he wants featured; scenes shown. [JACKSON - says party wants to win in November] [New Salem Baptist Church pastor Jasper WILLIAMS - says "ain't nobody scared of Dukakis."] [JACKSON - says we will make room for our constituency.] Issue of Dukakis-Jackson meeting reiterated.

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bruce Morton) Mtg. of representatives from Dukakis and Jackson camps reported; scenes shown. [Mayor Andrew YOUNG - says there is no automatic unity.] [Jackson convention manager Ron BROWN, Jackson spokesperson Lauri FITZ, Jackson campaign manager Willie BROWN - comment.] [JACKSON - says he wants a supportive role in campaign] [BENTSEN - talks about possibility of floor fight.] Convention preparations described; scenes shown of rehearsals. [Democrat keynote speaker Ann RICHARDS - says speech is finished.] Kids shown reciting Pledge of Allegiance. Problems facing Dukakis and Jackson detailed.

Aaron, Betsy;
Morton, Bruce;
Spencer, Susan;
Whitaker, Bill

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