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Decision 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Election Outcome #769916

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 03, 2004
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(Democracy Plaza: Tom Brokaw) President Bush’s victory over Senator John Kerry in the presidential election reported; electoral map shown; vote count cited.

(White House: David Gregory) Bush’s triumph featured; photo shown of Bush on the phone with Senator John Kerry, whom he praised as an “admirable & worthy opponent”; details given of early fears of defeat due to misleading exit poll figures and frustration over Kerry’s initial refusal to concede; scenes shown of the Bush family watching returns at the White House. [BUSH – says America has spoken; speaks of the divisiveness.]

(Democracy Plaza: Tom Brokaw) Vote count for Ohio cited.

(Boston: Kelly O’Donnell) Kerry’s concession featured; scenes shown from Boston’s Faneuil Hall; details given of the importance of the Ohio vote. [KERRY – relates his phone call with Bush; says he hopes to begin the healing; praises his supporters; speaks of bridging the partisan divide.]

(Democracy Plaza: Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert) Bush’s successful campaign discussed.

(Democracy Plaza: Brian Williams) The exit poll figures examined; figures cited for the youth vote, the moral values issue & the Iraq war; details given of misconceptions about the first wave of numbers, which showed Kerry winning.

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Tim, Tom Brokaw,;
Williams, Brian

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