CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 01, 1983
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(Studio) AFL-CIO reported announcing its support for Walter Mondale in 1984 presidential campaign; Mondale noted also winning Maine straw poll.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Augusta, Maine) campaign. hurdles faced here by Alan Cranston, Ernest Hollings, John Glenn against Mondale outlined. [HOLLINGS - hopes to win Maine straw poll.] George McGovern mentioned promising to withdraw troops from Lebanon (sic). [GLENN - doesn't fear Ronald Reagan.] [State Democratic party chairperson Barry HOBBINS - announces Mondale victory.] [MONDALE - notes political slogan regarding Maine.] [CRANSTON - believes poll results indicate his strength.] Hollings' showing against Glenn in poll mentioned; candidates noted continuing campaign with NOW convention and New York City debate.
REPORTER: Jacqueline Adams
(Hollywood, Florida) AFL-CIO's support for Mondale examined. [Union SPOKESPERSON - announces votes for Mondale.] Glenn's showing mentioned. [Sheet metal workers union spokesperson Ed CARLOUGH - fears early endorsement is unfair to other pro-labor cands.] [Steelworkers union spokesperson Lynn WILLIAMS, communication workers spokesperson Martin HUGHES, ILGWU president Sol CHAIKIN - debate issue; Glenn is nominated.] Pol. risks for Mondale of early AFL-CIO endorsement discussed. [CHAIKIN - favors early endorsement.] Glenn aides' reaction outlined.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Studio) CBS "News-New York Times" poll of public's reaction to AFL-CIO endorsement outlined on screen, discussed. Standings of Mondale, Glenn, McGovern, Jesse Jackson in poll listed on screen.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(Studio) Implications of AFL-CIO endorsement for Mondale on Glenn's campaign discussed; union's support for Robert Taft over Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 recalled. Reagan campaign's possible perception of campaign's current status considered.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer Bruce Morton
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