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Campaign 1984 / Debates #293770

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1984
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(Studio) Tonight's debate between Vice President George Bush and Geraldine Ferraro noted coming as President Reagan concedes for first time that he lost Sunday's debate with Walter Mondale.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [Reagan campaign chairperson Senator Paul LAXALT - blames President's debate loss on "brutalization" of debate briefing process.] [REAGAN - attributes loss to burdens of incumbency.] [Walter MONDALE - claims Reagan will lose election] Reagan's advice to Bush for tonight quoted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Bush's and Ferraro's arrival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, today shown; Bush reported rejecting network invitation for interview. [FERRARO - discusses office of Vice President, Mondale's redefining of Vice President office under Jimmy Carter.] [October 1, BUSH - acknowledges Carter-Mondale arrangement assured Vice President access to President, literally and policy-wise.] Mondale's expansion of office of Vice President described. [FERRARO - notes Mondale's assurances to her of expanded role, doesn't want to relinquish power to attend funerals.] [October 2, BUSH - acknowledges attending "his share of funerals"; jokes about his advice to Ferraro if they win.] Bush's effort to focus tonight's debate on presidential cands. noted. [BUSH - considers debate a "glorified news show."] [FERRARO - had never expected to be Vice President cand.; notes nation's history of sexist education of girls.] Bush's press secretary's insulting reference to Ferraro today quoted; debate coverage announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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