[Mel King and James Roosevelt]
Original Airdate: 4/1/1986
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that Mel King (community activist) and Jim Roosevelt (candidate for US Congress) are among those running to succeed Thomas P. O'Neill (Speaker of the US House of Representatives) in the 8th Congressional District. Vaillancourt compares the upbringing and careers of both King and Roosevelt, noting that they are not at all alike and that neither has anything in common with O'Neill. Vaillancourt talks about King's political experience and Roosevelt's public service experience and notes that the two candidates, along with Joseph P. Kennedy (candidate for US Congress) and George Bachrach (State Senator) are the frontrunners in the race. The report includes footage from interviews with both candidates and with Anne Roosevelt Johnson (sister of Jim Roosevelt). The report also features photographs of the two candidates throughout their careers and footage of both candidates campaigning. This tape includes additional footage of Roosevelt talking about the race.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Subject : Personal Names
Johnson, Anne Roosevelt
O'Neill, Thomas (Tip)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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