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Campaign 04 / Democratic Convention / National Security #760989

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004
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(Boston: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Boston: Byron Pitts) Senator John Kerry’s long road to Boston, where he will be formally nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention, featured; scenes shown of Kerry arriving in Boston by boat, flanked by his former Vietnam crewmates, including Jim Rassman††; details given of the intense battle between the two parties; ads shown. [KERRY – quotes singer Bruce Springsteen.]

(Boston: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Convention floor: John Roberts) Tonight’s agenda, including vice presidential candidate Senator John Edwards’s speech, previewed; details given of the Democrats’ challenge to close the national security gap with President Bush and to win undecided voters; CBS News poll results cited. [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman retired Gen. John SHALIKASHVILI†- supports Kerry.] [Last night, Teresa HEINZ KERRY – mentions Kerry’s military medals.] [Last night, keynote speaker/Illinois senate candidate Barack OBAMA†- says there is not a liberal America & a conservative America.] [“Political Digest, Hotline” editor Chuck TODD†- comments on the Democrats’ efforts to look moderate.]

(Boston: Dan Rather) CBS coverage of the convention noted.

Rather, Dan;
Pitts, Byron;
Roberts, John

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