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African American leaders believe that candidates are ignoring minority issues in the campaign
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[NAACP on minority campaign issues]
Original Airdate: 10/6/1988

Length: 00:02:55
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Deborah Wang reports on the vice-presidential debate between Lloyd Bentsen (Democratic vice-presidential candidate) and Dan Quayle (Republican vice-presidential candidate). Wang reports that the candidates failed to debate any issues related to the African American community and minority voters. Wang reports that there was no discussion of drugs, urban unemployment, housing, or discrimination. Wang's report includes footage from the vice-presidential debate. Wang reports that African American community leaders were disappointed in the debate because there were no minorities represented on the panel of questioners. Wang interviews Dr. Kenneth Edelin (NAACP Legal Defense Fund) and Mickey Leland (US Congressman from Texas) about the lack of minority participation in the debate. Wang reports that the many leaders at an NAACP Legal Defense Fund luncheon were dissatisfied with the Dukakis campaign. Wang's report includes footage of the NAACP luncheon and footage of Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) talking about the need for the candidates to address urban issues. Wang reports that many minority voters supported Jackson for president. She notes that Dukakis will have to make an effort to bring minority voters to the polls on election day. Wang's report includes footage of Jackson campaigning.

Contributor : Reporter
Deborah Wang
Format : Tape 6050   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102949 
VHS cassette 105213 
Betacam cassette 105190 
digital betacam cassette 105189 

Subject : Keywords
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Bentsen, Lloyd
Bolling, Bruce
Bush, George H.W.
Dukakis, Michael
Edelin, Dr. Kenneth
Jackson, Jesse
Leland, Mickey
Quayle, Dan
Wang, Deborah

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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