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Campaign '88 / Bush-Rather Interview / Satellites #558943

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 27, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Vice President George Bush reported campaign in South Dakota and Wyoming after controversial interview with CBS anchor Dan Rather. Washington, DC campaign workers quoted. television noted important medium for president cands. Report introduced.

(Needham, Massachusetts: Bob Kur) Satellite campaign featured; details given, scenes shown. Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis shown during Des Moines, Iowa, satellite interview. Cost of interview given. [Dukakis campaign spokesperson Leslie DACH - praises system.] Costs of television ads. compared to satellite coverage. campaign. officials quoted regarding television ads. Richard Gephardt's satellite speech shown. Gephardt and Jack Kemp noted sharing costs for debates. Senator Albert Gore mentioned using satellite transmissions. [WCVB-TV News director Philip BALBONI - describes situation.] Satellite's advantages listed. [WBZ-TV News director Stan HOPKINS - comments on situation.] [Potomac Communications spokesperson Bonnie ARNOLD - comments on selling interviews.] Critics quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob

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