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Campaign 04 / Bush vs. Kerry / Kerry’s War Record / Olympics Ad #762735

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 2004
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Fort Myers, Florida: Byron Pitts) The flap over a veterans group’s attack on Senator John Kerry’s Vietnam war service featured; details given of his complaint to the Federal Election Commission calling for taking the ads off the air; ad from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth shown. [KERRY – talks about defending the country.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – responds to Kerry’s accusation that President Bush was behind the ads.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Athens: Lee Cowan) The controversy over Bush’s campaign ad featuring Afghan & Iraqi athletes competing in the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, featured; ad shown; Iraqi soccer player’s & coach’s statements about the team’s displeasure with being used for political purposes quoted from “Sports Illustrated.” [BUSH – says the athletes wouldn’t have been free if the US had not acted.] [Iraqi soccer team director general Tiras ANWAYA†- says every athlete & official in Iraq is free to express himself.]

Pelley, Scott;
Pitts, Byron;
Cowan, Lee

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