NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 21, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Democratic candidate Richard Gephardt reported leading Iowa race. NBC News poll results illustration "Congress Quarterly" reported asserting Gephardt absent for roll call more than any other member Gephardt and Cand. Michael Dukakis reported running close race. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Dennis Murphy) John F. Kennedy reported inspiring Michael Dukakis'pol. career. Senator Edward Kennedy shown greeting Dukakis. [AP reporter Mike GLOVER - comments on Dukakis' chances.] Dukakis' campaign funds and image problems discussed. "Des Moines Register" cartoonist Brian Duffy noted drawing caricatures of Dukakis; drawings shown. [DUFFY - comments on Dukakis.] Dukakis noted being viewed as cool technocrat. Dukakis' stance on issues discussed; scenes shown. [Dukakis aide Teresa VILMAIN - comments on Iowa caucuses.] Dukakis' status in New Hampshire discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Cand. Gary Hart reported denying allegations from ex- campaign workers regarding illegal funding. "Miami Herald" article concerning Hart's relationship with California producer Stuart Karl reviewed. Hart spokesperson quoted. FEC noted asked by Hart to investigate allegations. NBC News poll results from New Hampshire Republicans illustration