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Campaign 1984 / Nuclear Freeze Issue #295341

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Des Moines, Iowa) Lyndon Johnson's exploitation of public's fear of nuclear war in his 1964 campaign against Barry Goldwater recalled; political commercials shown. Democrats' similar play on public's concern in current presidential campaign examined. [Walter MONDALE, John GLENN, Gary HART, Alan CRANSTON, George McGOVERN - all claim they're only ones opposing nuclear war.] Cranston campaign's inability to win support of freeze movement leaders noted. [Freeze spokesperson Bill CURRY - notes nation's lack of opinion on best candidate to oppose Ronald Reagan.] Possible role of Yuri Andropov's death in boosting Reagan's campaign explained. [HART, CRANSTON - deny Reagan can benefit from situation.]
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira

Rather, Dan;
Vieira, Meredith

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