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Campaign '88 / Republicans / Swaggart #560860

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Presidential candidate Pat Robertson discussed. television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart's sex scandal mentioned. Robertson reported claiming Vice President George Bush was responsible for disclosure of Swaggart's misconduct. Report introduced.

(Aiken, SC: Bob Kur) Robertson shown campaign in Fairfield Cnty., SC. Robertson noted avoiding discussion of Swaggart scandal. "Charlotte" (North Carolina) "Observer" cartoon shown. Robertson aide quoted. [ROBERTSON - blames Bush campaign for Swaggart disclosures.] [BUSH - says Robertson's claims are crazy.] Bush aide quoted with regard to Swaggart scandal. Robertson noted again making serious accusations without proof. [On February 14, '88, ROBERTSON - says there are USSR missiles in Cuba and won't name source.] Reagan administration reported denying Robertson's charges. [WOMAN - jokes with Robertson about being king.] Robertson noted asserting South Carolina race between himself and Bush. Robertson's SC campaign strategy detailed. [ROBERTSON - urges return to moral values.] Robertson noted generating controversy with regard to Swaggart scandal.

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob

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