NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 18, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Denver, Colorado: Ken Bode) Presidential candidate Gary Hart's strategy to bypass US media discussed. [HART - comments but won't answer questions.] Scenes shown from news stations announcing Hart reentry. Hart's populist anti-press appeal detailed. [HART - let people decide.] Hart mentioned refusing to deal with personal questions. [From "MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour" HART - says questions about personal life are nobody's business and attacks editors, writers.] [Spiro AGNEW - (in 1969) says airways don't belong to networks but to people.] [Alabama governor George WALLACE - (in 1976) says all which newspapers report is not true.] Hart's blaming press for leaving race noted. [Pat BUCHANAN - comments on situation.] Media's role in Gary Hart scandal discussed. Poll results cited regarding press and Hart. [Executive editor "Washington Post" Ben BRADLEE - issue is lying.] [Edward "Atlanta Constitution "Bill KOVACH - comments on covering Hart story.] Hart's posturing as populist outsider noted. [HART - comments on campaign's aim.]
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