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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Voting by police for President Reagan recalled. Report introduced.
(Mt. Airy, North Carolina: Jackie Judd) Impact of "Reagan Democrats," members of Democratic party who voted for Reagan, in current president election campaign featured; scenes shown from Mt. Airy, North Carolina, the model for Andy Griffith's Mayberry and from Viacom's "The Andy Griffith Show". [In local breakfast parlor, Barney CASHWELL, John BROWN - discuss candidates.] Relation between Jesse Jackson and Governor Michael Dukakis noted. ["Winston-Salem Journal" managing editor Joe GOODMAN - discusses racial element in election] Softness of support for Bush here noted. [Mayor William BEAMER, police chief Leo SHORES - discuss Bush.] Feeling of economic well-being noted. [Richard SIMMONS - discusses economy.] [Virginia PETTITT, Lettie LOVE - comment on election.]
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Judd, Jackie
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