CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 17, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Dallas, Texas) Changes in Republican party since 1964 examined; that conv.'s nomination of Barry Goldwater and crowd's treatment of Nelson Rockefeller noted illustrating party's new attitude. Films shown. [1964, GOLDWATER - "...extremism in defense of liberty..." convention speech.] [Goldwater campaign manager Cliff WHITE - recalls ideological commitment of Goldwater's conservative followers.] Domination of Republican party since by conservatives noted. [Representative Jim LEACH - cites current status of moderates in Republican party] Regional changes in party pols. reviewed; Harry Truman-Thomas Dewey, Jimmy Carter-Ronald Reagan, John Kennedy-Richard Nixon illustrated on map as exs. [Senator John TOWER - explains Sunbelt's current support of Republican party]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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