CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 20, 1984
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(Studio) Walter Mondale-Geraldine Ferraro's attacks on policies of Ronald Reagan reported Mondale said wanting 6 debates with Reagan. Ferraro said challenging George Bush to debate. In-house squabbling of Democrats said still evident.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(San Francisco, California) [FERRARO - says "I love it." Challenges Bush to debate.] [BUSH - is interested in doing whatever is best for focusing on type of ticket.] Last night convention scenes with flags shown. Featuring of American flag at convention noted. At White House ceremony for Vietnam prisoners of war, [REAGAN - speaks of POWs as symbols of American trust.] Mondale, Ferraro shown at meeting of Democratic national committee Mondale's earlier efforts to dump Charles Manatt recalled. Standing ovation at mention of Manatt name noted. [MONDALE - admits playing into situation.] Bert Lance noted. Democrats said generally pleased with conv. wk.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(Studio) Real significance of Ferraro nomination considered. Mondale himself said a winning asset to Democrats only in Minnesota and DC. Ferraro's presence on ticket said improving Democrat standing only in 2 additional states. Prevailing preference for Reagan-Bush ticket across nation noted. South and Midwest predicted to be heavy combat zones of campaign
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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