NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Jefferson Parish, LA: Kenley Jones) Controversial Louisiana legislature cand. David Duke, former member of Ku Klux Klan and present member of GOP, featured; details given, scenes shown. [DUKE - comments on President Bush.] [Republican party chairperson Lee ATWATER - says Duke is not true Republican] GOP's concerns with regard to Duke noted. [During radio ad., ex-President Ronald REAGAN - praises Duke's opponent John Treen.] President Bush's letter of support for Treen quoted on screen. [DUKE - says he is a Republican] [PEOPLE - say outsiders should stay out of local pols.] Republicans reported fearing that more pro-white advocates will run as mbrs. of GOP.
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