NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 23, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Gary Hart's withdrawal from 1988 presidential race after affair with Donna Rice recalled; candidate Senator Joseph Biden's withdrawal today in wake of plagiarism revelations and growing controversy over his uncredited use of other pols.' speeches reported
(DC: John Dancy) Biden's decision examined; details given, scenes shown. [BIDEN - announces decision.] [British political Neil KINNOCK - gives campaign speech.] [August 23, 1986, BIDEN - gives same speech as his own.] [April 3, 1987, BIDEN - claims he graduated from law school in top half of class.] Reality of hisclass standing noted. [Today, BIDEN - conts. withdrawal announcement.] [Pollster Peter HART - cites disarray of Democrats at this stage.] Biden's continued chairperson of Robert Bork's confirmation hearings cited. [Senator Strom THURMOND - praises Biden.] [BIDEN - responds.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Biden said going to New Hampshire and Iowa tomorrow to thank campaign workers there.
(Davenport, Iowa: Ken Bode) Reaction of other Democrat cands. to Biden's decision featured; details given, scenes shown. [Michael DUKAKIS, Jesse JACKSON - praise Biden.] [Richard GEPHARDT - denies his campaign supplied material on Biden which forced his withdrawal.] [Bruce BABBITT - questions implications of situation for United States political system.] [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - thinks situation hurts pols. in general] [Paul SIMON - agrees.] Gary Hart's response outlined.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) "Legal Times" publication's explanation of how Biden's confidential Syracuse Univ. record became public reported