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Campaign '88 / Presidential Debate #554223

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 02, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Ken Bode) Scenes shown of Iowa viewers rating president debate; details given, scenes shown. [Cand. Richard GEPHARDT - criticizes Senator Paul Simon's economy package] Gephardt reported negatively perceived by viewers. Cand. Bruce Babbitt's honesty regarding taxation reported approved by viewers. Cands. rated by viewers noted; details given, scenes shown. [GEPHARDT - discusses president pardons.] [KEMP - says would pardon.] Republican cands.' ratings by viewers reported; details given, scenes shown. [HAIG - asks Vice President George Bush about Iran/Contra scandal.] Iowa ratings compared to Washington, DC political analysts. [Pol. columnist Iowa's "Des Moines Register" David YEPSEN - discusses ratings.] Scenes shown of Richard Gephardt delivering Meals on Wheels in Iowa. [GEPHARDT - says will do well when votes are counted.] Gephardt shown talking to elderly woman.

Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom

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