CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1989
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(Studio: Faith Daniels) Report introduced.
(Metairie, LA: Peter Van Sant) Reaction of Republican party to election of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke to Louisiana legislature reported [DUKE - says it's a new day in Louisiana pols.; calls win a great upset.] Duke's defeat of John Treen despite opposition from President Bush, ex-pres. Ronald Reagan and civil rights groups noted. [TREEN - calls Duke a master of deception.] [Treen campaign worker Marilyn FELDER - comments.] [Republican national committee chairperson Lee ATWATER - says censuring will excommunicate Duke from Republican national committee ] [DUKE - responds.] [Jesse JACKSON - says Duke's win is symptom of greater crisis in US.] Areas in which this is setback for Republican party enumerated.
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