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Decision 2004 / Republican Convention / Protests #764241

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 01, 2004
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(New York: Tom Brokaw) Day 3 of the Republican National Convention in New York, where Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic Senator Zell Miller will speak, noted.

(Convention floor: Brian Williams) The convention featured; details given of Miller’s decision to back the Republicans; scenes shown of last night’s proceedings and the interruption of a speech by White House chief of staff Andrew Card by protestors during a youth event. [In July, 1992, MILLER – speaks against then-candidate George Bush and the Republicans.] [Last night, California Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER – warns against being “economic girlie men.”] [Last night, daughter Jenna BUSH, First Lady Laura BUSH – speak at the convention.]

(New York: Campbell Brown) Cheney as a liability for the presidential campaign featured; NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll results cited; details given of controversies over his connection to Halliburton and his assertions about ties between Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. [Earlier, wife Lynne CHENEY – calls Dick the grandfather of the US.] [Pollster Andrew KOHUT†- says all of the criticism sticks to Cheney.] [Republican strategist Kenneth DUBERSTEIN†- comments on Cheney’s low visibility after the September 11 attacks.] [Last June & December, 2001, CHENEY – makes contradictory statements about a meeting between an Iraqi official and a 9/11 hijacker.] [Former Senator Alan SIMPSON††- calls Cheney unflappable.]

(New York: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Tom Costello) The protests in New York against President Bush’s policies featured; arrest figures cited; scenes shown. [Protestor Myra BRONSTEIN‡- says Bush’s administration has been a nightmare for working people.] [Presidential historian Douglas BRINKLEY†- predicts the intensity of the protests & the division is going to increase.] [New York resident Dave RIO‡- says it’s the same thing over & over.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Brian;
Brown, Campbell;
Costello, Tom

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