NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 2004
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The fascination with candidates’ children featured; details given of the decision of President Bush’s daughters Jenna and Barbara to join him on the campaign trail; “Vogue” photos shown; scenes shown of Bush with his girls and of Senator John Kerry’s daughters and stepsons campaigning; campaign video featuring Chelsea Clinton shown. [BUSH – introduces Barbara.] [Mother Laura BUSH – comments on the girls’ decision.] [Washington writer Sally QUINN- comments on the Bush girls’ appeal to younger voters.] [“All the Presidents’ Children” author Doug WEAD- comments on the popularity of candidates’ children.] [Presidential historian Douglas BRINKLEY- says our country has an appetite for knowing the personal about our presidents.]