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Nightline: Politics Unusual #766663

ABC Special for Wednesday, Sep 29, 2004

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A broadcast of taped segments introduced by Chris Bury (ABC) re: the presidential election campaigns of President George W. Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry on the eve of their first debate, including:

  • Taped segment with Jim Wooten (ABC), then President Gerald Ford, then presidential candidate Ross Perot, then presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, then vice presidential candidate James Stockdale‡, then vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen‡, then vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle, author George Farah, and Professor Alan Schroeder‡, and unidentified others.
  • Taped segments with Bury, talk show hosts David Letterman and Jay Leno, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, advertising executive Stuart Stevens‡, Democratic media consultant Mandy Grunwald, then President Richard Nixon, Hugh Sidey of “Time Magazine”, Dana Milbank of “The Washington Post”, talk show host Kelly Ripa‡, “Late Show” Executive Producer Rob Burnett, Kerry, Bush, anti-Bush protesters Jeff and Nicole Rank, Charleston (West Virginia) Police Chief Jerry Pauley, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, Secret Service Deputy Assistant Director Anthony Wurst‡, Ann Compton (ABC), campaign rallies attendee John Prather‡, and unidentified others.
  • Taped excerpts of statements by Kerry campaign advisor Joe Lockhart, former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, Kerry campaign advisor Tad Devine, Republican strategist Ralph Reed‡, Bush campaign advisor Mary Matalin, and White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett‡.
  • An update by Bury re: last night’s Nightline broadcast.
  • Reporter(s):
    Wooten, Jim

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