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(Studio) George Bush reported accepting Vice President Walter Mondale's challenge to debate this fall; Ronald Reagan's campaign chairperson Paul Laxalt said announcing appointed of Anne Armstrong as co-chairperson and James Baker as senior adviser. Details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) [REAGAN - comments on degree in economics.] Reagan said considering self expert on economy issue due to his advisers; details given with regard to advisers George Shultz, Casper Weinberger, Arthur Burns, William Simon, Alan Greenspan, Milton Friedman, Arthur Laffer. [Reagan senior domestic adviser Martin ANDERSON - comments.] Anderson's background, incl. role in 1968 campaign of Richard Nixon, outlined; films shown. Anderson said recognized as authority on draft and welfare reform; volunteer army concept credited to him. [ANDERSON - comments on Reagan economy policy.] Reagan's economic proposals outlined. [ANDERSON - comments.] Reagan's campaign promises recalled. [ANDERSON - comments.] Anticipated close scrutiny of Reagan during campaign mentioned.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
- Bowen, Jerry;
- Rather, Dan
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