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Backroom Warriors (Obama) #904135

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) A look inside the presidential candidates’ campaigns, including the people behind the scenes, introduced.

(Chicago: Katie Couric) Senator Barack Obama’s campaign featured; scenes shown from his Chicago headquarters. [Chief strategist David AXELROD†, campaign manager David PLOUFFE†, director of scheduling and advance Alyssa MASTROMONACO†, press advance Peter JEWELL†, director of speechwriting Jon FAVREAU†, national finance director Julianna SMOOT†, director of grassroots fund-raising Meaghan BURDICK†, deputy press secretary Ben LaBOLT†, deputy communications director Dan PFEIFFER†- describe what they do; comment on the campaign.] [Speechwriter Adam FRANKEL†- cites JFK speechwriter Ted Sorensen† as a model.] [AXELROD – comments on his association with Senator Hillary Clinton; outlines his regrets about the campaign.] [PLOUFFE – notes they are getting better because the Clinton campaign is good.]

Couric, Katie

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