CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 02, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Augusta, ME) Walter Mondale's revised campaign strategy in response to Gary Hart's status in campaign examined. [MONDALE - attacks Hart's stance on nuclear freeze.] Mondale's further criticism of Hart's position on medical costs, windfall profits tax, import oil tax outlined on screen. [MONDALE - praises his own record on supporting underdog.] [HART - responds.] Mondale's new TV commercial ridiculing Hart shown; Mondale's Maine campaign in preparation for Sunday caucuses there compared to Hart's.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
(NYC) [Foote, Cone and Belding chairperson John O'TOOLE - explains public relations differences between Hart and Mondale.] Cands' exploitation of those differences as reflected in their commercials, noted; ads shown. [January 20, 1961, John F. KENNEDY - "...torch has been passed..." speech.] [HART - calls for "new generation of leadership"] [MONDALE - recalls Hubert Humphrey.] Films of Humphrey and Kennedy from 1960 campaign shown. Stances of Mondale and Hart on several issues listed on screen; their similarity in the Senator recalled. [HART - calls for "new generation of leadership"] [MONDALE - cites need for defining right versus wrong idea.]
REPORTER: Bob Simon
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