CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 1984
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(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
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.