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Campaign '88 / Dukakis / Psychiatric Treatment Issue #322948

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 03, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bruce Morton) Thomas Eagleton recalled forced off ticket with George McGovern in 1972 when his mental problems became campaign issue. Lyndon LaRouche reported circulating leaflet describing Michael Dukakis' alleged psychiatric treatments. [REAGAN - responds to pro-LaRouche reporter Nicholas Benton's questions with regard to Dukakis and later apologizes.] Vice President George Bush's aides noted urging reporters to examine issue. [Yesterday on CNN's "Crossfire", Pat BUCHANAN - comments on rumor.] [BUSH - says will release med. records.] [DUKAKIS - denies rumor.] Dukakis' physician Dr. Gerald Plotkin quoted on screen with regard to patient. [Pol. historian Stephen HESS - says cands. lose right to privacy and predicts campaign's focus.]

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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