[Is Jesse Jackson unelectable?]
Original Airdate: 3/4/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that voter support for Jesse Jackson (Democratic US Presidential candidate) appears to be growing, despite being labeled as "unelectable" by political analysts and the media. Jones notes that Jackson is gaining support from white voters and other voters outside of his political base. Jones suggests that critics are dismissive of Jackson because of his skin color. Jones' report includes footage from an interview with Bob Beckel (political analyst). Beckel says that Jackson will have to convince white voters and the media to see beyond his skin color. Jones' report features footage of Jackson campaigning, footage of Jackson at a candidates' forum and footage from a Jackson campaign advertisement. Jones' report also includes footage of Jackson saying that his race should not be an issue in the campaign.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Subject : Personal Names
Type : Genre
News - Television
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