Search the Archive

Campaign 2008 / Passport Files / Obama and Richardson #888313

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 21, 2008
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(State Department: Jonathan Karl) The question of whether the passport breach affecting all three presidential candidates was political featured; details given about the firing of low-level clerical workers for looking at Senator Barack Obama's file and about the accessing of the files of Senators John McCain and Hillary Clinton, [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - promises to get to the bottom of this.] [OBAMA, McCAIN - react.] [State Department spokesman Sean McCORMACK†, undersecretary for management Patrick KENNEDY†- comment on these departmental errors.] The embarrassment for the State Department over the matter noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jake Tapper) The endorsement of Obama by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and the resentment between supporters for Obama and Clinton featured. [RICHARDSON - says it is time for Democrats to stop fighting amongst ourselves and prepare for McCain.] [OBAMA - admits we have had a couple of tough weeks.] [ABC political analyst Mark HALPERIN†- analyzes Richardson's move.] [In a conference call, Obama campaign manager David PLOUFFE†- says Clinton is not seen as trustworthy.] [Clinton campaign deputy communications director Phil SINGER†- responds to the Obama campaign.] ["Time" magazine's Jay CARNEY†- comments.] The nasty nature of the Democratic campaign discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Obama's speech on the subject of race recalled.

(Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania: John Berman) How the white voter in Pennsylvania may vote after Obama's speech on race after the revelations from his pastor Jeremiah Wright featured; scenes shown from an Allentown bowling alley. [Four PENNSYLVANIANS - say they did not hear the speech.] [Bowler Neal THOMASON - wonders about Obama not saying something in church.] [Political strategist Doc SWEITZER†- says the speech spoke to a different audience.]

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan;
Tapper, Jake;
Berman, John
Duration:
00:08:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.