NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 20, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Presidential candidate Gary Hart reported accepting ethically questionable campaign funds from California video producer. Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Kur) "Miami Herald" story regarding Gary Hart's acceptance of funds from producer Stuart Karl featured. [HART - says doesn't know details.] Karl noted producing Jane Fonda's aerobics video. Karl's ethical problems detailed; "Wall Street Journal" quoted. Cancelled checks from Karl to Hart shown. Karl mentioned providing private jets during 1984 Hart campaign [FEC chairperson Thomas JOSEFIAK - comments on donation limits.] Hart campaign worker Dennis Walto mentioned on Karl's payroll while working for Hart; details given, scenes shown. Walto's denial of wrongdoing noted. [HART - comments on situation.] [JOSEFIAK - comments on contributions.] "Miami Herald" noted also disclosing Donna Rice story.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Hart spokesperson quoted. Cand. Jack Kemp reported escalating attacks upon Vice President George Bush and Robert Dole regarding Social Security Kemp TV commercials discussed. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Lisa Myers) Robert Dole's retaliation against Jack Kemp's attacks quoted. [DOLE - defends position and says Kemp voted against Social Security rescue package] Kemp's tactics reported angering Dole; scenes shown. Vice President George Bush quoted. [BUSH - denies promoting abortion while United Nations ambassador] [KEMP - comments on stance.] Kemp's strategy discussed.