CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 24, 1984
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(Studio) Focus of today's campaign efforts of Walter Mondale and President Reagan described.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Canton, Missouri) Mondale's farm-belt campaign swing today featured; films shown. [MONDALE - recalls Reagan's shucking of responsibility for farmers' plight during first debate; responds to audience mbr.'s remark.] Mondale's remarks on Carter administration's grain embargo outlined. [MONDALE - challenges Reagan to accept responsibility for past four years] His efforts to counter perception of lost race described. [MONDALE - concedes closeness of contest.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
(DC) Reagan's defense of 1960 letter comparing John F. Kennedy's policies to those of Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler noted. [REAGAN - praises letter.] Contd. interruption of his rallies by protesters described, shown. [REAGAN - responds to hecklers; attacks Mondale's reaction to US invasion of Grenada.] White House ceremony for some students who were on Grenada noted financed primarily by conservative organization [REAGAN - praises invasion victim Sean Luketina.] Luketina said victim of strafing by own troops; details given.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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