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Campaign 1984 / Jackson and Farrakhan #297791

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 28, 1984
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(Studio) Problems arising for Jesse Jackson, Walter Mondale and Democratic party in general by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's latest anti-Semitic remark noted; Farrakhan and Jackson relationship recalled. Jackson aide said issuing statement condemning Farrakhan's comments.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Chicago newspaper noted quoted Farrakhan as calling Israeli government criminals and Judaism a gutter religion; his denial of "gutter religion" comment and offer of his life and reward for anyone proving he said it noted. Implications of situation for both Jackson and Mondale discussed; Jewish groups said pressing Mondale to criticize Jackson. [MONDALE - calls for repudiation of Farrakhan.] Mondale mentioned interviewing Wilson Goode as potential running mate. [Jackson spokesperson Arnold PINKNEY - reads cand.'s statement on issue.] Vice President George Bush, in speech tonight, said condemning Farrakhan for anti-Semitism.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan
Duration:
00:02:30

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