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Campaign '92 / Perot / Quayle / Murphy Brown and Family Values #344428

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Cinny Kennard) Growing popularity of undeclared presidential candidate H. Ross Perot featured. [Seven Perot SUPPORTERS, Los Angeles county coordinator Mike NORRIS - comment on Perot.] Results given of "Los Angeles Times" poll of California voters on the presidential race. [Perot SUPPORTER - says she's bothered by President Bush's position on abortion.] [Republican political consultant Stu SPENCER - notes Perot's effect on his opponents.] [Clinton campaign chairman Mickey KANTOR - says Perot is seen as embodiment of change.] [In Kentucky, PEROT - says to ignore polls.] "Variety" ad for Perot shown. [Perot volunteer Ken JACOBSON - talks about support from movie industry.] Scenes of movie stars shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Perot's comment with regard to the fuss generated by Vice President Dan Quayle's speech about the "Murphy Brown" television show noted.

(New York: Richard Threlkeld) Continuing debate over Quayle's criticism of family values portrayed in "Murphy Brown" featured; excerpt of the program shown. [Governor Bill CLINTON - says Quayle's comment is posturing to distract from inaction; adds that Americans need to change course.] [Howard University Joyce LATNER - says larger percentages of out-of-wedlock children are black, poor, inner-city children.] [BUSH - says he won't talk about "Murphy Brown".] [QUAYLE - says he has no regrets.] [On "Late Night with David Letterman", David LETTERMAN - jokes about Quayle's comment.] [Political analyst Joe KLEIN - says traditional families are now in the minority.]

(Washington: Mark Phillips) Political issue of single parent families featured. [Single mother Desiree ARMENTROUT - says you don't need to be married to raise a child.] Census Bureau statistics on single parent families cited. [Senator Jay ROCKEFELLER - notes incidence of out-of-wedlock births.] [Family Research Council Gary BAUER - notes effects of breakdown in family values.] [WIC counselor Mary JACKSON - talks about financial burdens.]

Kennard, Cinny;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Threlkeld, Richard

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