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Campaign 1984 / Pennsylvania Primary / Jackson Controversy / New York Primary #296723

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) campaign. efforts of Gary Hart and Walter Mondale in preparation for upcoming Pennsylvania primary examined; number delegates at stake mentioned. Importance of steel industry economy in campaign noted; portions of Billy Joel's "Allentown" video shown courtesy CBS Records. Union support for Mondale in Pennsylvania thought based on belief that he can beat Ronald Reagan. [John MRAZOVICH, Joe TRZINSKI, John TODORICH, Alex GARCIA - comment on campaign] Necessity of Hart's image changing in Pennsylvania noted. [Hart aide Tom HOOG - is confident.] [Philadelphia Mayor Wilson GOODE - explains endorsing Mondale.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Controversy noted continuing over Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's support of Jesse Jackson due to his threats against American Jews and a black reporter who broke story of Jackson's anti-Semitic reference to Jews.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) [Voice of FARRAKHAN - threatens "Washington Post" reporter Milton Coleman; remarks transcribed on screen.] Implications of media's failure to report this death threat considered; "Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times" and reporter who first broke the story cited as exs. [Knight Ridder Newspapers reporter Charles GREEN - explains omitting story.] Issue of double standard for Jackson in media's treatment of him as opposed to coverage of Hart or Mondale discussed. ["Chicago Tribune" spokesperson Phillip LENTZ - rationalizes double standard.] Jackson's claim that Farrakhan's statement was leaked to reporters to embarrass him noted. [JACKSON - considers it "dirty tricks."] ["Newsday" senior ed. Les PAYNE - recalls white reporters' special treatment of John Kennedy without objection, while black reporters are now accused of handling Jackson differently.]

(Studio) Jackson reported getting court order impounding New York voting machines, chging. tampering.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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