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Campaign 1984 / Beirut Bombing #293924

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 02, 1984
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(Studio) Geraldine Ferraro's criticism of President Reagan's Lebanon policy reported; lapse between October 1983 terrorist bombing of Marine headquarters and Reagan's acceptance of responsibility recalled. Ferraro's comments noted in reference to latest Beirut bombing of United States embassy. Reagan said reversing his recent attempts to place blame on Jimmy Carter and other predecessors for last month's attack by taking responsibility himself.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Texas) Secretary of State George Shultz recalled only administration official accepting responsibility for bombing; details given. [REAGAN - appreciates Shultz's efforts; assumes responsibility himself; won't affix blame on anyone.] [Walter MONDALE - thinks President has to discuss findings with public and efforts planned to prevent recurrence.] Aides' lack of concern over impact of Beirut bombing or Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan's indictment on President's reelec. efforts considered.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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