NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 2004
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(Athens: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Fort Myers, Florida: Carl Quintanilla) More fallout from the Vietnam veterans running ads attacking Senator John Kerry’s military service featured; scenes shown of Kerry surveying hurricane damage in Florida; details given of a "New York Times" report documenting the funding of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth by associates of presidential advisor Karl Rove and former President George Bush; ad focusing on Kerry’s anti-war activities in the 1970s shown. [In Florida, KERRY – talks jobs.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – says Kerry should not lash out at the president.] [Kerry-Edwards campaign advisor Tad DEVINE- says the group is advancing the president’s agenda.] [Democratic pollster Geoffrey GARIN- downplays the impact of the ads.]