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Campaign 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Convention / Boston / Security #760932

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 25, 2004
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(Boston: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Boston: Carl Quintanilla) The wild week of the Democratic National Convention in Boston previewed; scenes shown from the Fleet Center as key Democrats & delegates arrive; details given of security concerns. [Four BOSTONIANS - comment on the security presence.]

(Boston: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Boston: Rehema Ellis) The controversy over the intense security in Boston for the convention featured; scenes shown of protests in the street & various security measures on the streets & the subway system. [Protestor Dustin LANGLEY†, war protester Audrey COLTER‡- express concerns.] [Public safety director Edward FLYNN - comments on protection.]

(Boston: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Columbus, Ohio: Kelly O'Donnell) Senator John Kerry's campaign in Ohio featured; scenes shown from Columbus, Ohio; details given of the lessons for the Democrats for this convention. [KERRY - campaigns.] [Democratic pollster Peter HART - hopes for an upbeat campaign.] [July 12, KERRY - criticizes President Bush's administration.] Two examples of past convention time criticism noted. [July 1992, former Texas Governor Ann RICHARDS†- says George {Bush}was born with a silver foot in his month.] [August 1992, former presidential candidate Pat BUCHANAN†- criticizes Bill Clinton.]

(Boston: Brian Williams) Bush's vacation on his western ranch noted.

(Crawford, Texas: Norah O'Donnell) Bush's plans for a month-long offensive for a second term examined; scenes shown from the Texas ranch. [Political analyst Charlie COOK†- says the Bush campaign has to change the dynamics of the race.] [On the campaign trail, BUSH - speaks.] [Presidential advisor David GERGEN†- says the keys are the job count & the body count in Iraq.]

(Boston: Brian Williams, Andrea Mitchell, Campbell Brown) The impact of the subject of terrorism on the Democratic National Convention, the popularity of the report from the commission that investigated September 11 & the change in the number of electors since 2000 due to population changes in the South & the West discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Quintanilla, Carl;
Ellis, Rehema;
O'Donnell, Kelly;
O'Donnell, Norah;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Brown, Campbell

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