CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1984
View other clips in this broadcast →
(Studio) Latest CBS "News-New York Times" poll reported indicating Walter Mondale's gain against President Reagan's lead since Sunday's debate.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Warren, Michigan) White House damage control efforts to counter age issue and President's debate performance examined; films shown. [REAGAN - denies fatigue during debate; slights Mondale's use of makeup; advises students against alcohol abuse; jokes about his age.] [President's physician Dr. Dan. RUGE - agrees Reagan seemed tired during debate.] Reagan's effort to display physical stamina during campaign stops today shown. [REAGAN - attacks Mondale's criticism of his references to Harry Truman, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(NYC) Mondale's criticism of Reagan's attempts to link himself to late Democrat heroes outlined. [MONDALE - recalls Richard Nixon used the "makeup" argument in explaining his debate loss to John Kennedy; responds to Reagan's jibe about his makeup, to President's challenge for arm wrestle; thinks Reagan campaign is sounding frantic.] CBS "News-New York Times" latest survey of debate viewers and implications for both cands. outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer