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Campaign 1984 / Radio Remark, Presidential Mistakes #298663

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 1984
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(Studio) USSR 's response to President Reagan's offhand remark during radio microphone test with regard to bombing Moscow reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Soviet media coverage of Reagan's comment examined; films shown. [Voice of REAGAN - announces signing legislature outlawing Russia forever as bombing commences.] Soviet television commentator's equation of one's humor with one's intelligence as applicable to Reagan noted; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes said passing issue onto State Department in effort to avoid dealing with it. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - returns issue to White House for comment.] "Washington Post's" Herblock's political cartoon shown, described; White House thought concerned over series of self-inflicted wounds on President Tax increase issue and Michael Deaver's admission that President falls asleep during cabinet mtgs. cited as exs. Republican contentment over Geraldine Ferraro's campaign problems posed by husband's tax returns mentioned.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Leading French newspaper's comment on Reagan's radio remark and its recollection of Leonid Brezhnev's joke on visiting French President Georges Pompidou in 1970 detailed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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