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Campaign 2000 (Gore vs. Bush: DUI Arrest) #632748

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 03, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Saginaw, Michigan: David Gregory) The discovery of Governor George W. Bush's 1976 DUI arrest in Kennebunkport, ME, reported; details given of claims that Bush lied about his arrest record. [BUSH - says he has admitted he has made mistakes.] ["Dallas Morning News" Wayne SLATER - says Bush says he was never arrested after 1968.] [Bush communications director Karen HUGHES - says Slater's claim is not accurate.] [Maine Democratic activist Tom CONNOLLY - comments.] [Former President George BUSH - says his son accepted responsibility for his mistake.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Details about Bush's arrest presented; documents cited. [Kennebunkport police department Lieutenant Joseph BRUNI - says the arrest is public record.] [CONNOLLY - defends releasing the information.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Knoxville, Tennessee: Claire Shipman) Vice President Al Gore's efforts to cast doubt on Bush's ability to be president reported; details given of the lack of response to the Bush arrest. [Gore spokesman Chris LEHANE - says the Gore campaign did not leak the information.] [GORE - says he does not engage in personal attacks; campaigns.] [Gore advisor Carter ESKEW - accuses Bush of not taking responsibility.] [Senator Tom HARKIN - criticizes Bush.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Gore. [In Knoxville, Tennessee, GORE - says he has no comment about Bush's arrest; says his campaign had nothing to do with the leak; talks about creating a diverse cabinet; talks about the Tennessee election.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Shipman, Claire;
Williams, Pete

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