Ten O'Clock News; Democrats on Super Tuesday
Meg Vaillancourt reports that Michael Dukakis is the frontrunner among the Democratic presidential candidates after faring well in the Super Tuesday primary elections. Dukakis did well in the Southern states because he had money to travel and to buy advertising time. Jesse Jackson won the African American vote and some votes from southern whites. Vaillancourt discusses the performances of Democratic candidates Al Gore, Dick Gephardt, and Paul Simon. She notes that Gore did better than analysts had predicted. Vaillancourt analyzes the candidates' chances in the upcoming Illinois primary election. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Dukakis campaigning, footage of Dukakis speaking to the media and footage from a Dukakis campaign advertisement. Vaillancourt's report is also accompanied by footage of Jackson campaigning, by footage of Gore campaigning and by footage of Gephardt and Simon. Vaillancourt's report features footage from a Gephardt campaign advertisement and footage of Dukakis with Walter Mondale.
- Ten O'Clock News
Democrats on Super Tuesday
- Series Description
NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.
(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
- Mondale, Walter F., 1928-
- Advertising, Political
- Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
- African American politicians
- Democratic Party (U.S.)
- Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1988
- Political campaigns
- Gore, Albert, 1948-
- Simon, Paul, 1928-2003
- African Americans -- Politics and government
- News Report
- Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
- Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933- (Speaker)
- Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Democrats on Super Tuesday,” 03/08/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56425C17FB1646538E95C68802F61557.
- MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Democrats on Super Tuesday.” 03/08/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56425C17FB1646538E95C68802F61557>.
- APA: Ten O'Clock News; Democrats on Super Tuesday. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56425C17FB1646538E95C68802F61557