NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 02, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iowa and New Hampshire poll results given regarding Vice President George Bush and Robert Dole. Report introduced.
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Lisa Myers) Bush shown campaign in Concord, New Hampshire, with state pols. [BUSH - says Shirley MacLaine says he was Martin Van Buren in past life.] President Reagan's New Hampshire coattails discussed. [Senator Robt DOLE - makes joke about running against Reagan.] [Dole advisor Tom RATH - comments on situation.] Dole reported releasing letters from Reagan praising his leadership [DOLE - comments on Bush.] Dole's deficit views mentioned. [BUSH - criticizes Congress] Elizabeth Dole shown campaign in ski boots because workers forgot shoes. Dole quoted. Bush compared to Walter Mondale.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Cand. Gary Hart's campaign reported failing. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Dennis Murphy) Hart's floundering campaign featured; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - says Hart's embarrassment to Democratic party] Scenes shown from January 15, 1988, debate. [HART - says all are sinners.] Character issue discussed. [Pol. analyst Bob BECKEL - comments on Hart's troubles.] "Miami Herald" article revealing campaign funding irregularities recalled. "Des Moines Register" article quoted on screen. [HART - campaigns.] [WOMAN - questions Hart's character.] Hart shown campaign in Davenport, Iowa, bar. Hart's performance in 1984 presidential campaign recalled.