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Campaign '88 / Iowa / Republicans #561076

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 09, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iowa caucuses aftermath discussed. Vice President George Bush's defeat by Robert Dole and Pat Robertson mentioned. Report introduced.

(Concord, New Hampshire: Lisa Myers) Dole shown arriving in New Hampshire. [DOLE - comments on victory.] Bush's lead over Dole in New Hampshire noted significantly diminishing. [DOLE - jokes before New Hampshire legislature, quotes ex-amb. Jeane Kirkpatrick and urges aid to Contras.] Dole reported welcoming Robertson Republicans to party [ROBERTSON - says had more votes in Iowa than any Democrat] Robertson's Iowa success noted not being easily repeated in New Hampshire. Bush shown campaign in New Hampshire. [BUSH - says has good chance.] Bush mentioned benefiting from President Reagan's coattails in New Hampshire. [BUSH - claims loyalty to Reagan.] Bush TV ad shown. Bush mentioned canceling trip to South in order to concentrate efforts upon New Hampshire. Bush aide quoted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pat Robertson's Iowa success reported enabling him to be taken seriously. Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Chris Wallace) Robertson's message discussed. [ROBERTSON - describes moral degradation in US.] Robertson's campaign featured; details given, scenes shown. "Los Angeles Times" poll results illus. Robertson's supporters described. [Robertson supporter Kathy WOOTTON - comments on why she supports Robertson.] Robertson's strategy outlined. [ROBERTSON - disclaims special interest ties.] Robertson's controversial past as religion broadcaster discussed. [ROBERTSON -says Christians and Jews only people qualified to govern.] Robertson's stmts. regarding Supreme Court and Planned Parenthood quoted. Scenes shown of Robertson's faith-healing campaign in 1981. [ROBERTSON - comments on healing.] Robertson noted attempting to gain religion tolerance sought by John F. Kennedy. [Last night during interview with Tom BROKAW, ROBERTSON - says to call him religion broadcaster] Republican officials quoted regarding Robertson's impact upon election

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Cands. Alexander Haig, Jack Kemp, and Pierre du Pont quoted regarding Iowa caucuses' impact on Robertson and Bush.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa;
Wallace, Chris

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