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Campaign 04 / Democratic Convention / Kerry #761056

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 29, 2004
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(Boston: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Convention floor: Byron Pitts) Senator John Kerry’s appearance tonight at the Democratic National Convention featured; scenes shown of Kerry testing the podium this morning and biking in Boston; excerpts from Kerry’s speech, which is expected to highlight national security, quoted; Kerry campaign video, meant to introduce him to America, shown. [In Virginia, New Jersey, & Georgia, undecided voters Michael OSBORNE†, Kathleen GILLIGAN†, Carlie BULLOCK-JONES†- explain what they want to hear from Kerry.]

(Boston: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Convention floor: John Roberts) The success of the convention and the Democrats’ positive message examined; details given of the Republicans’ continuing attacks on Kerry and their characterization of the convention as a failure. [Last night, Senator John EDWARDS – says hope is on the way; calls Kerry decisive & strong.] [Kennedy School of Government David GERGEN†- notes the view that the Democrats should have made the case against President Bush’s administration in a more slashing way.] [Former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI – comments on Kerry’s inconsistent Senate career with regard to terror.] [Last night, former candidate Rev. Al SHARPTON†- criticizes Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq.]

(Boston: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer) The decision for Kerry’s speech to focus on national security and the difficult task of convincing voters to change leaders in this time of war discussed. CBS coverage of Kerry’s acceptance speech noted.

Rather, Dan;
Pitts, Byron;
Roberts, John;
Bob, Dan Rather,

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