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Campaign 2000 (Bush: Convention Speech) #635650

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 30, 2000
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(Philadelphia: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Jonathan Alter) The role of the convention acceptance speech examined; scenes shown of three key past speeches. [Texas Governor George W. Bush's speechwriter Michael GERSON, McCain speechwriter Mark SLATER, Senator John McCAIN - comment on the goals for Bush at the convention.] [In '64, Barry GOLDWATER - says "extremism in defense of liberty is no vice."] [In '80, President Ronald REAGAN - says "the federal government exists to serve the American people."] [In '88, George BUSH - says "read my lips: no new taxes."]

(Philadelphia: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Tom Brokaw, Andrea Mitchell, Claire Shipman, David Bloom) Discussion held about the Republicans and their convention, the Democrats' attack on Bush's running mate Dick Cheney, the approach of Vice President Al Gore's campaign to the Republican convention, the role of Green Party's Ralph Nader in the campaign and the the key votes of women and older Americans.

(Philadelphia: John Seigenthaler) The gathering of people opposed to the Republican establishment at the "shadow convention" in which McCain was heckled for asking for support for Bush shown.

Alter, Jonathan;
Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Shipman, Claire;
Seigenthaler, John

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