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Campaign 1984 / Debate, Poll, Health #293905

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 1984
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(Studio) Preparation by President Reagan and Walter Mondale for Sunday's second debate, on for. policy and defense, discussed. Latest CBS "News-New York Times" poll reflecting Reagan's narrowing lead over Mondale-Ferraro ticket outlined on screen, detailed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Poll's reflection of public's foreign policy mood examined. [At Republican conv., REAGAN - claims communists haven't take over more territory under his admin.] [MONDALE - feels Reagan administration has endangered world.] Poll results outlined on screen, discussed. [REAGAN - believes strength deters trouble.] [MONDALE - notes President has opposed arms control efforts for past 20 years; attacks Reagan's space weapons program.] [REAGAN - considers star wars concept prudent policy.] [MONDALE - considers continued terrorist attacks on US ints. in Lebanon inexcusable.] [REAGAN - criticizes Mondale's response to Iran hostage crisis.] Possibility that Mondale will emphasize Reagan's foreign affairs incompetence by pointing out that the President once stated missiles can be recalled once launched from submarine, while President claims nation's morale is high considered.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Health and ability to stand up to stress raised in campaign [MONDALE - challenges White House's implications about his health.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes quoted denying spreading rumors about Mondale's physical health; Mondale's hypertension and treatment explained.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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