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John Kerry talks about winning the endorsement of the Black Political Task Force
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[John Kerry and Jim Shannon]
Original Airdate: 9/7/1984

Length: 00:14:54
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Jim Shannon (Democratic candidate for US Senate) holds a press conference to announce the endorsement of his candidacy by Vietnam veterans' leaders. Charles Harris (veterans' leader) and another man criticize the record of John Kerry (Democratic candidate for US Senate) on veterans' issues. Harris says that Kerry has failed to deliver on his promises of leadership made to veterans and other voters. Harris explains that the veterans' leaders are from an umbrella organization called Vietnam Veterans of Massachusetts Incorporated. Harris and others decline to state their affiliation with other veterans' groups. Charles Bennett interviews Shannon after the press conference. Bennett notes that some observers have accused Shannon of pulling a "stunt." Shannon talks about his strong record on veterans' issues. John Kerry campaigns in an African American neighborhood in Boston. Bennett interviews two members of the Black Political Task Force. The members of the Black Political Task Force talk about their endorsement of Kerry's candidacy. Bennett interviews Kerry. Kerry talks about the Black Political Task Force's endorsement of his candidacy. He says that he will fight for the issues important to the African American community. Bennett asks Kerry about the endorsement by some veterans of Shannon's candidacy. Kerry talks about his record on veterans' issues and his opposition to the Vietnam War. Kerry says that Vietnam veterans are not a "monolithic group." Kerry talks about his relations with veterans' groups and his most recent campaign advertisement, which focuses on his record as a soldier in Vietnam and on his opposition to the war.

Contributor : Reporter
Charles Bennett
Format : Tape 2993   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 100968 
VHS cassette 101078 
Betacam cassette 101070 
digital betacam cassette 101062 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Veterans - Vietnam

Subject : Personal Names
Bennett, Charles
Harris, Charles
Kerry, John
Mullen, Sam
Shannon, James

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Black Political Task Force
Vietnam Veterans of Massachusetts, Incorporated

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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