CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 20, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(New York: Candy Crowley) Senator John Kerry's critique of the war in Iraq featured; details given of Kerry's Iraq plans. [KERRY - says this policy has been plagued by a lack of planning, arrogance & incompetence & Bush made colossal failures of judgment.] Findings of a CNN/"USA Today"/Gallup poll on the public's view of who would do a better job in handling terrorism & Iraq outlined on screen.
(Studio: John King) Bush's response on the campaign trail featured; scenes shown from New Hampshire. [BUSH - says his opponent is twisting in the wind; quotes Kerry from December 2003.] The criticism of Bush's Iraq policy by four Republican senators noted. [Senator Jay ROCKEFELLER - says Kerry will put Bush on the defensive because of Iraq.] [Republican pollster Whit AYRES†- says Kerry has created a box for himself.] The days for the the three presidential & one vice presidential debates given.
(Studio: Aaron Brown, John King, Candy Crowley) The direction of the presidential election campaign & the focus of the war in Iraq discussed.