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Meg Vaillancourt reports on visits to Boston by Jesse Jackson and Lenora Fulani
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[Lenora Fulani and Jesse Jackson]
Original Airdate: 10/24/1988

Length: 00:03:48
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that Jesse Jackson (African American political leader) gave a speech at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University as part of his effort to support the presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis (Democratic nominee for US President). Vaillancourt notes that Jackson attacked George Bush (Republican nominee for US President) and the Republican Party on issues of race. Vaillancourt adds that Jackson also defended the term "liberal" from Republican attacks. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Jackson's speech at Harvard and footage of Jackson and Dukakis at the 1988 Democratic Convention. Vaillancourt reports that Lenora Fulani (Independent candidate for US President) also visited Boston today. Vaillancourt notes that Fulani is the African American progressive candidate of the New Alliance Party. Vaillancourt interviews Fulani. Fulani says that progressive voters need to vote against Dukakis. She adds that the Democratic Party needs to differentiate itself from the Republican Party in order to win the votes of progressives. Vaillancourt notes that Fulani is a Jackson supporter. Vaillancourt reports that Fulani will probably not be a threat to Dukakis in the 1988 election. She adds that a future Jackson candidacy could threaten the Democratic Party by attracting disenchanted progressive voters from the Democratic Party.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 6088   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102957 
VHS cassette 103084 
Betacam cassette 105168 
digital betacam cassette 105167 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African American women
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Dukakis, Kitty
Dukakis, Michael
Fulani, Lenora
Jackson, Jacqueline
Jackson, Jesse
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Democratic National Party
Harvard University
New Alliance Party

Subject : Geographic Locations
Cambridge (Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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