NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The background of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman's wife, Hadassah, whose parents are concentration camp survivors, introduced. [Tipper GORE - introduces Hadassah.] [Hadassah LIEBERMAN - says her mother was liberated in Dachau by American soldiers.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The response to the naming of a Jewish candidate examined; details given of anti-Semitic hate on computer chat rooms. [Anti-Defamation League Abraham FOXMAN - says the "true believers" rally around the flag of hate.] [On TV, comedian Jay LENO - jokes about Gore- Lieberman.] [Liberty University Chancellor Reverend Jerry FALWELL - reacts positively.] Gallup Poll findings on a vote for a Jewish candidate and Pew Research Center findings on black Americans' views of Jews cited. [RABBI - says the selection is exciting.] [WOMAN - says the country is not ready for a Jewish vice president.]