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Ten O'Clock News; Dukakis in Wisconsin primary


Meg Vaillancourt analyzes the results of the Wisconsin primary elections. She compares the election results for Democratic presidential candidates Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson. Vaillancourt reports that Wisconsin represents Dukakis' first victory in a mid-western state; she adds that Jackson is attracting more white voters than he did four years ago. Vaillancourt notes that Jackson is appealing to the hearts of voters while Dukakis appeals to their heads. Vaillancourt also analyzes the election results for Democratic candidates Al Gore and Paul Simon. Vaillancourt talks about the candidates chances in the upcoming New York primaries. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Jackson campaigning and marching with striking workers, Dukakis campaigning.

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Ten O'Clock News

Dukakis in Wisconsin primary

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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



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Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1988
Political campaigns
African American politicians
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Simon, Paul, 1928-2003
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
Gore, Albert, 1948-
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
News Report
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Dukakis in Wisconsin primary,” 04/05/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_79B1423E130D4E6FA2BDD4E16954A9BD.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Dukakis in Wisconsin primary.” 04/05/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_79B1423E130D4E6FA2BDD4E16954A9BD>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Dukakis in Wisconsin primary. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_79B1423E130D4E6FA2BDD4E16954A9BD
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