CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1984
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(Studio) CBS "News-New York Times" poll on debate performances of George Bush and Geraldine Ferraro last night reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Bush's description of his debate performance as "kicking ass" noted; cands.' general debate performances reviewed. [Last night, BUSH, FERRARO - present their positions.] CBS "News-New York Times" post-debate poll outlined on screen, discussed. [Last night, BUSH - claims Mondale-Ferraro believe Marines died in shame in Beirut.] [Last night, FERRARO - denies that position.] [Today, MONDALE - demands apology from Bush.] Bush, despite lack of substantiation, said continuing to accuse Mondale-Ferraro of denigrating Marines' deaths. [BUSH - refuses to apologize, claims his accusation is correct.] [President REAGAN - agrees, asserting Democrats allege Marines died in vain.] Many parents of slain Marines said agreeing sons' deaths were in vain.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(Studio) Reagan's Ohio train trip today noted exploiting Harry Truman's presidency and eliciting criticism of cost to taxpayers.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Deshler, Ohio) President's campaign train swing through Ohio noted following that taken by Truman; details illustrated on map. [REAGAN - evokes memory of Truman; reads Mondale sign, dismisses its message; attacks Mondale's policies; denies plans to reduce current Social Security benefits.] Democrats' criticism of Reagan's exploitation of their party heroes noted. [TRUMAN - attacks Republicans] [Margaret Truman DANIEL - thinks Democrats are angry because they didn't think of concept first.] [MONDALE - notes Reagan, while on right train, is on wrong track.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(Ohio) Cost-per-mile of Reagan's campaign train swing and portion paid for by taxpayers noted; security for Gerald Ford's 1976 train trip recalled. Current sec. precautions for Reagan described; details outlined on screen. [Lima, Ohio, Mayor Harry MOYER - recalls cost to city of last presidential visit.] [Troy, Ohio, police chief Bill FRANK - was both disappointed and relieved that President didn't stop; explains.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante