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Campaign 1984 / Debate #294175

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 1984
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(Studio) Upcoming debates between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Cands.' preparations for Sunday debate examined; films shown. [REAGAN - jokes about honesty in pols.] [MONDALE - hopes public will benefit.] Mondale said relying on debates as means of cutting through his perception of Reagan's arrogance; details explained. 1980 Reagan-Carter and 1976 Carter-Ford debates recalled. [1976, Gerald FORD - denies Soviet domination of E. Europe.] [Mondale adviser Richard LEONE - expects Reagan to try to keep to script to avoid gaffs.] [James BAKER - notes administration's reliance on Carter-Mondale admin.'s record as campaign tactic.] [During Democratic primary debates, MONDALE - calls opponents' remarks baloney.] Robert Dole's debate with Mondale in 1976 recalled. [DOLE - considers Reagan a debate master.] Robert F. Kennedy's 1967 debate with Reagan remembered. [1967, REAGAN - cites his sports broadcasting career.] [Harvard university spokesperson Roger FISHER - cites importance of appearance in debates.] Public's usual response to debates considered.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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