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CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 11, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Thelma Gutierrez) The California recall election featured; scenes shown of the basket spin to determine the order for candidates on the ballot & of Governor Gray Davis campaigning at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. [Simon Wiesenthal Center dean Rabbi Marvin HIER†- talks to the governor.] [DAVIS - talks issues & about the lieutenant governor.] The impact of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's announcement on the future for Davis discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Dan Lothian) Schwarzenegger's positions on the issues examined; scenes shown of the media circus around Arnold in New York City & elsewhere. [With CNN Bob Franken, SCHWARZENEGGER - avoids answering questions.] [Political analyst Rafe SONSENHEIN†- says Arnold is not a right-wing conservative.] [Schwarzenegger spokesman Sean WALSH†- says people will know what Arnold's vision is.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown, Jeff Greenfield) The process of the California election discussed; details given of the logistical complications of the ballot with 206 names, the problems with punch cards, the chances for a good debate before the election, the "Schwarzenegger moment," how the polls have bottomed out for Davis & the resulting trouble for the Democrats.

Brown, Aaron;
Gutierrez, Thelma;
Lothian, Dan;
Greenfield, Jeff

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