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Decision 2004 / Democratic Convention / Cheney #760784

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004
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(Boston: Tom Brokaw) Tonight’s agenda at the Democratic National Convention in Boston reviewed.

(Convention floor: Brian Williams) The message the Democrats hope to convey at the convention featured; details given of Senator John Kerry’s focus on national security following the release of the 9/11 Commission’s report; scenes shown of vice presidential candidate Senator John Edwards arriving in Boston. [KERRY – calls for immediate implementation of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations and an extension of their mandate.] [Illinois senate candidate Barack OBAMA – says he would like to restore a sense of hope about our politics.] [Former presidential candidate Howard DEAN – comments on blaming President Bush for everything that’s wrong with this country.] [Last night, former President Bill CLINTON – says strength & wisdom are not opposing values.]

(Boston: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Democratic National Convention: Andrea Mitchell) The behind-the-scenes work of Democratic Party operatives to be sure their message is picked up by the media featured; scenes shown from the Democratic “war room”; details given of the strategy to build on Clinton’s words last night. [Kerry foreign policy advisor Jamie RUBIN††- comments on Kerry’s call to continue the work of the 9/11 Commission.] [Kerry campaign communications director Stephanie CUTTER†, Senator Joseph BIDEN – reinforce the message of Kerry’s strength & wisdom.] [Kerry pollster Mark MELMAN††- says Americans are concerned about the job Bush has done since September 11.]

(Boston: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Camp Pendleton, California: David Gregory) The administration’s response to Democrats’ attacks on Bush’s national security policies featured; scenes shown from Vice President Dick Cheney’s campaign tour of the Northwest while Bush is on vacation. [At Camp Pendleton in California, CHENEY – speaks about the war on terror.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG†- says the Republicans feel they have to be out there every day.] [Democratic pollster Geoffrey GARIN†- comments on Cheney’s loss of credibility due to the war in Iraq.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Gregory, David

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