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Campaign 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Republican Convention / Protests #763632

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 28, 2004
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Madison Square Garden: Chip Reid) The preparations in New York City for the Republican National Convention featured; scenes shown from in & around Madison Square Garden. [Ticket BROKER, taxi DRIVER - note the absence of the people.] [Two PEOPLE - criticize the presence of the convention.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(New York: Tom Costello) The protests in New York City featured; scenes shown of laid-out shoes to commemorate the dead in Iraq, of the bicycle demonstration, abortion rights activists on the Brooklyn Bridge & a demonstration to remember the victims of September 11. [Late soldiers' mothers Sue NIEDERER‡, Seth Devorn‡'s MOTHER - comment on their emptiness.] [NYC police commissioner Raymond KELLY - comments.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Further coverage of the convention on "Meet the Press" noted; scenes shown of Kerry campaigning in Tacoma, Washington, with retired Gen. Wesley Clark.

Seigenthaler, John;
Reid, Chip;
Costello, Tom

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