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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Studio: Andrea Mitchell) Challenge by new breed black politician Harvey Gantt to Republican conservative power house Senator Jesse Helms for Senate seat in North Carolina featured; scenes shown from campaigns and political ads; details given of their contrasting positions on key issues. [HELMS - refuses interview.] [GANTT - comments.] [HELMS - criticizes federal funding for the arts.] [At Helms campaign dinner on June 20, President BUSH - backs Helms.] Politics in a changing North Carolina reviewed. [On street, Doug CUNNINGHAM, Sharon PARKER - say Helms is out of step.] Issues of race, money and the politics of the '90s reiterated.
(Studio: Garrick Utley, Andrea Mitchell) Politics and the flag amendment, the Democrats and economic issue of the savings and loan crisis and the Republicans and emotional issues, such as abortion, discussed.
- Mitchell, Andrea;
- Utley, Garrick
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