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Campaign 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Edwards / Swing Town: Allentown, Pennsylvania #759821

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced. Note: local weather bulletin on screen.

(Pittsburgh: Byron Pitts) Senator John Kerry's selection of Senator John Edwards as his running mate in 2004 featured; scenes shown of Kerry on the campaign trail while the timetable for the announcement is reviewed. [Today, KERRY - speaks about Edwards.] The issue of Edwards' lack of experience, especially in foreign affairs, noted. [In Iowa in January, KERRY - jokes about Edwards.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Allentown, Pennsylvania: Jim Axelrod) The reaction of the "swing town" of Allentown, Pennsylvania, voters to a Kerry-Edwards featured. [Voters Jane LUYBEN†, Walter SCHMIDT†, Donna BERGENSTEIN‡, Angela HYSICK†, "Allentown Morning Call" editor Glenn KRANZLEY†- offer views on Edwards & how they will vote.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) The reaction of President Bush's camp to the Edwards selection featured; details given about the class warfare argument & the Republican National Committee's attack. [BUSH - welcomes Edwards.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - comments.] Republican TV ad featuring Senator John McCain shown. [March 18, McCAIN - says he is not interested in the vice presidency.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Schieffer) Kerry's decision to pick Edwards examined.

Roberts, John;
Pitts, Byron;
Axelrod, Jim;
Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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