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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Ken Bode) Todd Clark shown delivering "Des Moines Register". "Register" noted only state newspaper. New Hampshire's "Manchester Union Leader" reported also only newspaper reaching entire state. "Union Leader"'s history and ex-ed. William Loeb discussed. Newspaper noted frequently attacking Democrats [Democrat state chairperson Joseph GRANDMAISON - comments on destructive influence.] John F. Kennedy quoted regarding "Union Leader" [In 1972, Edmund MUSKIE - calls Loeb liar.] ["Union Leader" publisher Nackey LOEB - comments on Muskie's contributions to circulation.] Nackey Loeb's article regarding Gary Hart shown. [New Hampshire Governor John SUNUNU - comments on paper's endorsement of Pierre Du Pont.] [LOEB - comments on Vice President George Bush.] "Register"'s editorial front page featured; details given of paper's impact upon Iowa pols. [During president debate, "Register" editor James P. GANNON - asks Hart about character.] [GANNON - says paper keeps blood flowing.] [Iowa governor Terry BRANSTAD - comments on paper.] Gannon quoted. [GANNON - says paper both reflects and shapes Iowa.] Papers noted balancing each other.
- Bode, Ken;
- Brokaw, Tom
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