CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 08, 1984
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(Studio) CBS "News-New York Times" poll noted indicating Walter Mondale's apparent win of last night's debate with President Reagan.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Louisville, Kentucky) Poll findings outlined on screen, discussed. [Last night, MONDALE - calls for building better society by facing problems.] [Last night, REAGAN - echoes remark made to Jimmy Carter in 1980 debate.] [MONDALE - responds, points out remark was last used by President to deny cutting Medicare just prior to attempting to cut back program's funding.] [REAGAN - cites need to make program fiscally sound.] Reagan's defeat of Carter in 1980 debate recalled.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Baltimore, Maryland) Post-debate atmosphere in Reagan campaign examined; films shown. [REAGAN - claims he's smiling.] [Deputy press secretary Larry SPEAKES - defends President's performance.] [Senator Paul LAXALT - acknowledges Mondale's aggressiveness.] Reagan's North Carolina campaign appearance with Senator Jesse Helms described. [REAGAN - claims he's won fruits of victory, if not victory itself.] [PEOPLE - react to Mondale's debate performance.] [REAGAN - denies planning different approach to second debate.] General focus of aides' analysis of Reagan's performance last night summarized.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(NYC) City's Columbus Day parade for Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and post-debate atmosphere in his campaign featured; films shown. Governor Mario Cuomo's reaction noted. [Mayor Edward KOCH - believes election turned around last night.] [FERRARO - intros. Mondale.] [MONDALE - reviews debate.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Studio) Mondale campaign plane atmosphere today described, discussed; Representative Tony Coelho's assessment of Reagan and age issue noted. Primary focus of President's aides' concerns now examined, include fears over Ferraro-Bush debate. Barbara Bush's defense of her family's wealth noted include implied obscene reference to Ferraro; details given. Her later apology mentioned. John Zaccaro, in Redbook article, quoted regarding his participation in cabinet meetings.
REPORTER: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Lesley Stahl