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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 19, 1985
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy's decision not to run for president in 1988 noted. Reaction reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Background given with regard to Kennedy decision. Scenes shown of Kennedy's announcement run on Boston television stations. [KENNEDY - comments.] Kennedy's earlier bid for president in 1980 recalled; scenes shown. Former President Jimmy Carter mentioned. Kennedy's political activity past and present outlined. [New York Governor Mario CUOMO - comments on decision.] [LA Senator J. Bennett JOHNSTON - comments on effect of decision on Democratic party]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Effect of Kennedy decision on attitude of Democratic party and on potential field of candidates for 1988 election discussed. Possible effects on Republican candidates noted.
REPORTER: Ken Bode

Reporter(s):
Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John
Duration:
00:04:10

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