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Campaign '96 / Gas Prices / Abortion / Buchanan Interview #369714

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 04, 1996
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) The fact that industry analysts and the government's Energy Information Administration predicted this year's gasoline price problem examined. [Two DRIVERS - comment.] [Industry analyst Adam SIEMINSKI, EIA Jay HAKES - talk about the foreseen drop in gasoline stocks.] [American Petroleum Institute Ed MURPHY - blames a hurricane in Mexico.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Falls Church, Virginia: Sharyl Attkisson) Campaigning by Republican presidential candidate Senator Bob Dole on the issues of the gasoline tax and abortion featured; scenes shown of Dole at a gas station. [DOLE - campaigns for the gas tax; criticizes President Clinton's position on abortion.] The division among Republicans over calls to adjust the party's position on abortion to appeal to a broader support base noted. [Presidential candidate Pat BUCHANAN - promises to fight the battle.] Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed said accused of considering compromising on abortion to unite the party. [REED - opposes any weakening of the Republican Party position.] [Governor Pete WILSON - comments.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Interview held with Buchanan about the campaign and the abortion issue. [BUCHANAN - outlines the issues that will come up at the Republican convention; opposes rewriting the Republican plank on abortion; criticizes Wilson and New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman; admits there could be a bloody battle on the convention floor over Ronald Reagan's abortion plank.]

Attkisson, Sharyl;
Hughes, Sandra;
Schieffer, Bob

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