NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 26, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Ken Bode) Republican party chairperson Lee Atwater featured; details given, scenes shown of him jamming with Percy Sledge and Joe Cocker at inauguration party Atwater's role in President George Bush's campaign noted. [BUSH - praises Atwater.] [ATWATER - says he doesn't know why Democrats don't like him.] Atwater noted responsible for campaign advertisement depicting Michael Dukakis' ineffective prison furlough program; William Horton, Junior mentioned. [ATWATER - says prison furlough program is stupid.] Bush and Atwater noted attempting to win blacks over to Republican party [On Martin Luther King, Junior day, ATWATER - praises King.] [NAACP director Benjamin HOOKS - comments on Atwater.]