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Reagan / Image-Building #281161

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 19, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan's anticipated image-building efforts in anticipation of 1984 elecs. examined. [November 16, REAGAN - asks for support for economy programs.] [Williams College professor James MacGregor BURNS - respects President's commitment to ideals.] [Representative Barney FRANK - criticizes Reagan's mil. spending, decision-making process.] White House said concerned over perceptions crystallized in 1982 elecs. as well as Republican opposition to President's programs. [Chief of staff James BAKER - believes President will continue to lead.] White House program to shore up Reagan's leadership image outlined on screen, discussed. [BAKER - comments on START talks.] [Michael DEAVER - discusses President's upcoming Latin American trip.] [Nancy REAGAN - thinks 1-term President are bad for cntry.] [BAKER - wants consistency in administration] [BURNS - notes President's political advantages in 1984.] Possible impact of split within President's staff, led by Edwin Meese and Baker, considered.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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