NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 07, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Impact of blue collar vote upon election '88 discussed. President Reagan mentioned. [Cands. Richard GEPHARDT and Jesse JACKSON - comment on blue collar issues.] Jackson and Gephardt's campaigns. noted stressing blue collar themes. [Michael DUKAKIS - campaigns.] [Senator Albert GORE - campaigns.] S.'s failing textile industry discussed; scenes shown of closed mill in Griffin, Georgia. Textile industry TV ad shown. [Georgia Tech. professor Willie BELTON, Junior - comments on situation.] [Georgia secretary of state Max CLELAND - says cands. using fear to get votes.] Griffin's Dundee Towel Mills featured; details given, scenes shown. [Empl. John GATES - comments on need for change this election yr.] Atlanta, Georgia, General Motors Corporation plant featured; details given, scenes shown. [Laid-off GM employment Don. CARGLE - says Reagan hasn't done anything for jobless and will vote for Gephardt.] [Wife Fanny GATES - says has to buy foreign prods. because they're cheaper.] [Wharton Econometrics Lawrence CHIMERINE - criticizes protectionism.] [GEPHARDT - comments on blue collar workers.] Reagan noted successfully using patriotic themes when courting blue collar vote. Democrats noted trying to accomplish same goal.
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