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Campaign 1984 / Demo. Vice President, Demo Platform, Jackson Trip, Republican Voter Registration #297704

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 23, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(North Oaks, Minnesota) Walter Mondale's search for running mate noted include interviews with Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Mayor Dianne Feinstein today; films shown. Bentsen's personality and disagreements with Mondale on MX missile, B-1 bomber, Reaganomics and nuclear freeze recalled. [BENTSEN - doesn't believe President should be surrounded by sycophants.] [MONDALE - isn't demanding Vice President agree with him.] Feinstein's political problems as running mate opposed to novelty of having woman as running mate considered. [FEINSTEIN - feels woman chief exec. is no longer incomprehensible.] Senator Edward Kennedy's arrival here tomorrow, reportedly to announce endorsement of Mondale and possibly delivering speech on Mondale's behalf at conv., noted.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Democratic platform committee 's effort to arrive at compromise draft acceptable to all 3 cands. examined. [Unita BLACKWELL, Jackson delegate Peter DREW, Mondale delegate Barbara Roberts MASON - debate issues.] Role of Mondale delegate Paul Tully described, shown. [Committee chairperson Geraldine FERRARO - calls for vote.] Committee's agreement on attacks on Ronald Reagan's economy policies, Democrat goals on education, economy, foreign policy outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Jesse Jackson reported en route to Central America and Cuba; Cuban emigre organization said giving him list of Cuban political prisoners. Jackson thought requesting their release during upcoming meeting with Fidel Castro.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Panama) Jackson's ostensible purpose for trip noted. [JACKSON - claims war is imminent.] His later claim that Central American war would be more divisive than Vietnam mentioned. [Panamanian President Jorge ILLUECA - claims Jackson's visit is important.] Illueca noted agreeing with Jackson's criticism of Reagan admin.'s militarization of area, ignoring Contadora Group's peace plan. Jackson's assessment of political legitimacy of anti-Salvadoran guerrillas considered.

(Studio) Vice President George Bush's praise of President's economy policies noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Sunnyvale, California) Beginning of Republican voter registration drive with Maureen Reagan and Jeb Bush examined; films shown. [Maureen REAGAN - claims campaign workers will make success happen.] [Hugh O'BRIEN, Senator Pete WILSON - encourage workers.] [On videotape, President REAGAN - urges voter registration.] Theme and focus of Republican registration drive discussed.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Faw, Bob;
Morton, Bruce;
Petersen, Barry;
Schieffer, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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