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Campaign 1984 / Primaries, Reagan and KKK, Jackson and Farrakhan #296849

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 1984
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(Studio) No. delegates at stake in today's Washington, DC and Tennessee primaries reported Exit polls said indicating Walter Mondale and Jesse Jackson making strong showing in Tennessee over Gary Hart with Jackson taking DC. Details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) President Reagan, under increase pressure, said finally repudiating recent endorsement of Ku Klux Klan; details given. Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' comment mentioned. Reagan's repudiation said released just prior to Civil Rights Commission meeting to discuss his delay in rejecting Ku Klux Klan support. Commission said asking Jackson to repudiate Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's endorsement; commission's description of Farrakhan quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) [FARRAKHAN - claims whites can live if they accept truth.] His push for black supremacy and satanic labels for whites noted. [FARRAKHAN - alludes to death for disbelievers.] Possible impact of Jackson's association with Farrakhan considered; Farrakhan's recent remarks on Jews and death threats against "Washington Post" reporter recalled. [Voice of FARRAKHAN - praises Adolf Hitler.] Jackson's private request that Farrakhan tone down his public comments noted. [Jackson adviser Thomas TODD - considers Farrakhan as "American as apple pie."] Farrakhan's background as disciple of Elijah Muhammad reviewed; films shown. Malcolm X's impact on Black Muslim movement and movement's decline after his 1965 assassination noted. [Northwestern Univ. spokesperson William SAMPSON - notes Farrakhan's potential influence on black America.] [FARRAKHAN - calls for nation to fulfill its promises.] Competing Islamic movement led by Muhammad's son said rejecting Farrakhan's vision. [American Muslim Mission spokesperson Imam West Deen MUHAMMAD - dismisses racial superiority's place in Islamic religion.] [FARRAKHAN - considers world's opinion of him irrelevant.]
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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