[Interview with Jesse Jackson, tape 1]
Original Airdate: 2/3/1984
Item Type: newstape - aircheck
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Description : Abstract
A Ten O'Clock News special features an interview with Jesse Jackson (Democratic candidate for US President). Christopher Lydon (WGBH), Dennis Farney (Wall Street Journal), and Ken Bode (NBC News) interview Jackson. Lydon notes that the goal of the interview is to discover how Jackson's character would shape his presidency. Lydon asks Jackson which actor he would choose to portray Jackson in a movie about his life. Jackson jokes about the psychoanalytic nature of the interview. Jackson talks about growing up in a segregated society and participating in the civil rights movement. Jackson answers questions about his childhood. Jackson talks about his campaign and the support he has received so far. Jackson talks about the challenges faced by young African Americans, and says that young African Americans must work twice as hard as whites in order to succeed. Jackson says that some conservative African Americans may not support his candidacy; he adds that many whites and African Americans are finding common ground in his candidacy. Jackson reviews the accomplishments of his political organization and talks about his experiences in shaping political policy during the 1960s and the 1970s. Jackson names the politicians whom he admires. He talks about his relationship to the Democratic Party leadership and about his efforts to open up the Democratic Party to minority voters. Jackson says that he would like to establish better relations between the African American community and the Jewish community. Jackson names the people to whom he turns for advice. Jackson says that he regrets the splintering of the civil rights movement in the 1970s. He talks about the Rainbow Coalition as a means to reunite those groups. Tape 1 of 2.
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Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African Americans - Politics and government
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Democratic National Party
Type : Genre
News - Television
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