NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 20, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Democratic presidential candidate reported qualifying for federal matching aid. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Tom Pettit) Senator Paul Simon reported latest front-runner in Iowa caucuses; details given, scenes shown. Simon's progress to top of Iowa list outlined. [SIMON - says people believe he is sincere.] Simon's appeal to older Democrats noted; scenes shown. [SIMON - says with older Iowa help he can make United States better.] [Democrat John CRYSTAL - says Iowa is looking for integrity, sincerity and clarity.] [SIMON - praises Harry Truman and Hubert Humphrey; identifies with them.] Simon's commercials shown and discussed. Simon and Iowa's liberal political views discussed. [Iowa Democrat chairperson Bonnie CAMPBELL - says Simon's endurance will be evidenced by time.] Simon's status in Iowa noted.