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Campaign 1984 / Social Security, Age Issue #294244

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 09, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's latest policy shift on Social Security said campaign tactic aimed at Walter Mondale.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [MONDALE - pledges not to cut Social Security benefits; challenges Reagan to do likewise.] Ohio Governor Richard Celeste's symbolic gift to Mondale praising cand.'s debate performance Sunday mentioned. [MONDALE - questions credibility of Reagan's shifting policy stmts.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) President, signing Older Americans Act, noted taking credit for it even though he proposed cutting bill drastically; campaign's defensive pols. noted illustrated by deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' criticism of Mondale's Social Security remarks. White House announcement of sudden shift in policy on Social Security outlined. [Sunday, REAGAN - promises never to support reducing Social Security benefits for those currently receive them.] CBS News "New York Times" poll results on Social Security issue mentioned in with regard to administration's policy shift.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Reagan's debate performance said emphasizing age issue in campaign
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [Sunday, REAGAN - fumbles.] Democrats' increase focus on age issue examined. [Robert STRAUSS - attributes Reagan's debate performance to age factor.] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - agrees.] [REAGAN - jokes about age and Moses.] President's public relations tactics to counter age issue reviewed. [Dr. Lawrence KLEIN - describes physiological indications of aging for Reagan's age group.] [Today, REAGAN - challenges Mondale to arm wrestle.] President's performance Sunday said causing doubt among some long-time supporters such as psychologist Eugene Jennings. [JENNINGS - believes aging is affecting President based on his past relationship with him and Sunday debate.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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