CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 17, 1992
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Reporters covering each of the three presidential candidates introduced.
(White House: Randall Pinkston) The crisis in confidence in President Bush's camp in light of his performance in the second debate examined; scenes shown from the Richmond, Virginia, debate. Response from campaign manager Mary Matalin to sources that said Bush has given up quoted. [While campaigning, BUSH - jokes about "draft dodgers."] Conservative Representative Vin Weber quoted. [In Tyler, Texas, today, Vice President Dan QUAYLE - says Bush is a fighter.] Bush's strategy for the rest of the campaign outlined.
(Ypsilanti, Michigan: Bill Plante) Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton's campaign featured; issue of overconfidence raised. [CLINTON - comments.] Endorsement of Clinton by a group including Sarah Brady, wife of James Brady, who has been campaigning for a gun control law, noted. [Sarah BRADY - says the bill was blocked by a president afraid of the gun lobby.] [Police officer's widow Cathy GOULD - wonders why Bush will not support the Brady bill.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Third candidate Ross Perot noted centering his campaign on prime time television coverage.
(Dallas: Bill Lagattuta) Perot's ad campaign featured; scenes shown from his television ad offering his plan to deal with the economy. [MIT history professor Bruce MAZLISH - says succeeding is business is not the same as succeeding in politics.] Perot's purchase of air time to present a folksy biography noted.