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Lee Atwater visits Massachusetts for a Republican Party fundraiser
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[Lee Atwater visits Massachusetts]
Original Airdate: 4/25/1989

Length: 00:02:51
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that Lee Atwater (Chairman, Republican National Committee) visited Massachusetts for a Republican Party fundraiser. Vaillancourt reports that Atwater is optimistic about the Massachusetts Republican Party. Vaillancourt notes that Atwater has been making efforts to recruit minorities to the Republican Party. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of students at Howard University protesting Atwater's trusteeship at Howard University. Vaillancourt reports that critics accuse the Republican Party of racist politics. Vaillancourt's report also includes footage of David Duke (former Ku Klux Klan wizard at a press conference. Vaillancourt notes that Atwater denies exploiting racial issues in 1988 presidential campaign advertisements. Vaillancourt's report features footage of Atwater speaking at the fundraiser. Atwater predicts that the next governor of Massachusetts will be a Republican. Atwater defends the Willie Horton campaign advertisements and condemns David Duke. Atwater shakes hands with Herman Wheeler (President, MBTA Police Officers Association), who recently switched his allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 6466   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102966 
VHS cassette 105333 
Betacam cassette 105356 
digital betacam cassette 105355 

Subject : Keywords
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Atwater, Lee
Duke, David
Horton, William
Vaillancourt, Meg
Wheeler, Herman

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Howard University
Republican National Party

Type : Genre
News - Television

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