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Decision 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Kerry, Edwards, Interviews #761116

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 30, 2004
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(Scranton: Tom Brokaw) The race between Senator John Kerry and President Bush noted; scenes shown of Kerry and Senator John Edwards leaving Boston.

(Grand Rapids, Michigan: David Gregory) Bush’s campaign, which is on the offensive following Kerry’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, featured; details given of Bush’s attacks on Kerry’s national security credentials and Senate voting record, and his promotion of new workplace rules favoring women. [In Springfield, Missouri, BUSH – criticizes Kerry; says we are turning the corner.] [Michigan voter Nicki UTIER‡- explains what she wants to hear from Bush.]

(Scranton: Tom Brokaw) Interview with Kerry and Edwards, who kicked off their bus tour across the country, about national security and Iraq; scenes shown of the candidates & their wives eating at Wendy’s restaurant, a wedding anniversary tradition for the Edwardses. [On the bus, KERRY – says the administration has misled America; supports Saudi Arabia’s proposal to create an Arab force to help secure Iraq.] [EDWARDS – explains why they voted for the war; says Bush misused his authority; comments on a role for NATO in providing security in Iraq.] [Scranton, Pennsylvania, voter Ann KNUTH†- says she likes Kerry’s positive campaign.] Kerry’s phone conversations with South African President Thabo Mbeki & Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon noted.]

(NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.)

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David

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