CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 17, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) The changing South, as exemplified by Georgia's first district, featured; scenes shown. [Representative Lindsay THOMAS, Georgia Southern College professor Robert PAJARI - talk about region's politics.] Democrats reported needing to court black voters and woo back conservatives who voted for Ronald Reagan. [Dr. Leon CURRY - says he's leaning towards Vice President George Bush; comments on Jesse Jackson.] Response of conservatives and black Democrats to naming of Senator Lloyd Bentsen as Governor Michael Dukakis' running mate considered. [Black voter Elijah HALL - explains analogy to campaign '88.] [THOMAS - talks about black vote.] Black choir shown singing in street. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Bruce Hall) Role of women in politics in South featured; scenes shown from Atlanta convention bureau tape of "Gone With the Wind". [Printing company Anne STALLARD - says she wants to be in on pie-making, not pie-serving.] ["Atlanta Constitution" columnist Carole ASHKINAZE - discusses Southern women and the president candidates.] Bush and "gender gap" discussed. [Democrat pollster Harrison HICKMAN - comments on issue.] Republican party election official. Rose Strong noted. [Georgia councilwoman STRONG - says competition is American way.] Appeal of both parties to new Southern women detailed.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: David Dow) Population boom in South reported; example given of Atlanta's Gwinnett County; scenes shown. [County commissioner Lillian WEBB - comments on caution.] Problems of high-growth areas, like Southern California, detailed. [Southern California Association of Governments spokesperson Mark PISANO, MAN - explains transportation and growth problems.] Response of Southern California to rapid growth noted; details given, scenes shown of examples of "slow growth." [Laura WALKER - says Santa Monica, California, area was set for development.] Construction moratorium in San Gabriel, California, explained; scenes shown. [Advocate of "controlled growth" Greg O'SULLIVAN - says growth must be planned.] Need for regional approach to urban growth noted.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Corporation executives reported ranking Atlanta as best place to locate a business.