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Campaign 04 / Democratic Convention / National Security / Kerry #760800

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004
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(Boston: Dan Rather) Vice presidential candidate Senator John Edwards’ arrival in Boston, where he will address the Democratic National Convention tomorrow, shown.

(Philadelphia: Byron Pitts) Senator John Kerry’s campaign focus on national security featured; details given of his call for an extension of the 9/11 Commission and of the Republicans’ mocking of photos {shown} of Kerry in a protective suit while touring a NASA facility. [In Hampton Roads, Virginia, KERRY –calls for immediate action on the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation.] [Veteran Cliff WAMPLER†- comments on veterans’ perceptions of Kerry.]

(Boston: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Boston: Jim Axelrod) The Republicans’ counterattack to Kerry’s criticism of President Bush’s handling of national security detailed. [At Camp Pendleton, California, Vice President Dick CHENEY – speaks about Bush’s response to the war on terror.] [Republican campaign OFFICIAL – points out the Bush-Cheney office in Boston.] [Senator Norm COLEMAN†- responds to former President Bill Clinton’s speech last night.]

(Boston: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Convention floor: John Roberts) Tonight’s agenda at the convention previewed.

(Boston: Dan Rather) The views of Kerry’s wife Teresa Heinz Kerry on what she wants the country to know about her husband and on her sharp words to a reporter on Sunday presented. [HEINZ KERRY – talks about her husband; comments on the experience of being at the convention; says she was defending her integrity by telling the journalist to “shove it.”] [Senator Hillary CLINTON – describes the challenge of being First Lady.]

Rather, Dan;
Pitts, Byron;
Axelrod, Jim;
Roberts, John

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