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Focus (Helms vs. Gantt) #575827

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 24, 1990
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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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