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Campaign '88 / Iowa Caucus #561027

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 05, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Chris Wallace) Vice President George Bush and Jack Kemp shown attending functions in Iowa. [KEMP - campaigns.] Cands. noted spending hundreds of days in Iowa. [DOLE - comments on Iowa campaign] Jimmy Carter's Iowa win in 1976 noted beginning of Iowa caucus important Bush's 1980 victory recalled. Senator Edward Kennedy's loss remembered. [KENNEDY - says could've done better in Iowa.] Caucuses noted media event. [Iowa political scientist professor Hugh WINEBRENNER - says Iowa unrepresentive of nation] Iowa's demographic outline given. campaign. workers quoted. Iowans compared to River City residents in Meredith Willson's "Music Man"; scenes shown. Caucus' advantages and disadvantages detailed. [FARMER - asks Bush about defense spending.] [MAN - says candidate has to be himself.] [Iowa humorist Dan HUNTER - sings song about cands. getting pictures made with pigs.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:03:50

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