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You Decide 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Missile Defense / Kerry’s War Record / Campaign Cuts #763302

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 17, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) President Bush’s campaign tour through battleground states noted; scene shown from Philadelphia.

(Hedgesville, West Virginia: Molly Henneberg) Bush’s campaign featured; details given of the interruption of his speech by a heckler; scenes shown from Hedgesville, West Virginia, and from Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, where he spoke about missile defense. [BUSH – comments on the threats of the 21st century.] Senator John Kerry’s stance on missile defense noted.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Washington: Major Garrett) Kerry’s defense against accusations that he exaggerated his Vietnam war experience featured; anti-Bush ad and anti-Kerry ad from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth shown. [Former presidential candidate Gen. Wesley CLARK – calls for Bush to denounce the attack ads.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Ralph Nader’s struggle to get on the presidential ballot in South Carolina & Arizona, and Senator John Edwards’s campaign trip through the South noted; scenes shown.

Smith, Shepard;
Henneberg, Molly;
Garrett, Major

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