CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 15, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan reported visiting Tennessee, Alabama and Oklahoma in effort to raise both support for budget as well as campaign funds for Republican party
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Nashville, Tennessee) [REAGAN - comments on being in Dixie.] Focus of President's econ remarks outlined. [REAGAN - dismisses budget critics.] Reaction of Montgomery, Alabama, blacks to speech noted; President's schedule in Nashville, Tennessee, described. [REAGAN - rejects proposal of Senators Edward Kennedy and Mark Hatfield for nuclear weapons freeze with USSR .] President's response to criticism of him noted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(Montgomery, Alabama) Demonstration here today compared to atmosphere facing Reagan as candidate in 1980; films shown. [Pollster William KIMMELMAN - discusses fall in President's popularity in Alabama.] Alabama unemployment rate graphed on screen; Alcoa, United States Steel, Republic Steel, Pullman Standard, Goodyear noted among Alabama employers laying off workers. [MAN - comments on situation.] [Jerry BROKOLA - discusses personal situation.] Brokola family's plight described. President's loss of blue collar supporters discussed.
REPORTER: John Sheahan
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