NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Jesse Jackson's political success detailed. Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Dennis Murphy) [JACKSON - campaigns.] Jackson's electability examined. [Pol. consultant Pat CADDELL - comments on Jackson.] Jackson's Populist coalition outlined. [Cicero, Illinois, plant EMPL. - says would vote for Jackson.] Jackson shown as '68 delegate. [Howard Univ. spokesperson Ronald WALTERS - comments on Jackson.] Jackson's power at conv., and implications thereof, addressed. [Democrat analyst Ben WATTENBERG - says Jackson's views not being challenged by press because he's black.] Jackson's opponents noted not attacking Jackson for fear of alienating black support. [Representative John LEWIS - says Jackson is now on inside.] [JACKSON - says ought to vote for him.] Republican strategist quoted. Jackson noted needing mainstream voters.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [In Columbia, SC, JACKSON - answers question re: Atlanta, Georgia, Mayor Andrew Young's comments; says is ready for challenges; admits need to expand constituency; responds to recollections of dealings with Fidel Castro, Arab leaders and comments made with regard to Jews; compares personal growth to Ronald Reagan's view of USSR as "evil empire" and now en route to Moscow summit; cites foreign policy experience.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Jackson noted to be Chris Wallace's guest on "Meet the Press".