NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 22, 1988
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[Bypassed introduction] Connie Chung (New York City)
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Georgia: Bob Kur) campaign. by Governor Michael Dukakis and Senate Lloyd Bentsen featured; preview given of tonight's five minute television statement, scenes shown. [BENTSEN, DUKAKIS -campaign] TV ad shown. [DUKAKIS - campaigns. against Bush on war on drugs theme.] [Georgia Democratic party executive director Bobby KAHN - comments on Dukakis' response to Republican campaign] [BENTSEN - defends Dukakis.] Dukakis TV ad. on prison furloughs shown. [DUKAKIS - campaigns.] Democrat campaign strategy explained.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Fact that Bentsen is running for both vice president and Senate in Texas recalled. Report introduced.
(Austin, Texas: Tom Pettit) Split ticket choice in Texas reported; scenes shown. [BENTSEN - says vote Vice President George Bush is vote for Senate Dan Quayle.] Bentsen's Senate campaign noted. [At Bentsen state headquarters, Jack DeVORE - says Bentsen can do Texas good in either position.] [DUKAKIS - campaigns. in Spanish.] Bentsen's popularity said not aiding Dukakis in Texas. [DeVORE - says Dukakis may carry Texas.] [Dukakis campaign manager in Texas, Tom COSGROVE - expresses Bentsen's appeal to "yellow dog" Democrats] [Texas agriculture commissioner Jim HIGHTOWER - talks about Bentsen.] Dukakis-Bentsen and Bentsen for Senate ads. shown.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Quayle quoted with regard to campaign one-liners. Bush reported disavowing campaign literature that says murderers and rapists support Dukakis. Bush shown in photograph opportunity with ex-Cuban political prisoner Armando Valladeros. [BUSH - comments on Illinois political literature.] "Chicago Tribune" and "Chicago Sun-Times" reported endorsing Bush, but former paper reported calling Quayle a "lousy running mate."