NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(No location given) 1980 Democratic presidential candidate Ernest Hollings featured; films shown. [HOLLINGS - jokes about Alabama's perception of nuclear freeze.] Hollings' campaign, focusing on defense issues, examined. [HOLLINGS - explains his stance on defense budget.] His position on past defense issues and current approach to nuclear freeze movement noted. [HOLLINGS - promotes his budget experience; outlines campaign platform on defense spending.] Hollings' pol. career reviewed; films, photos shown. [HOLLINGS - recalls past attitudes on civil rights, integration.] His role as crusader for nutrition and hunger programs mentioned. [Alan CRANSTON - jokes about media's perception of presidential race as being between Walter Mondale and John Glenn.] Hollings' perception of Jimmy Carter's legacy for southern pols. and lack of interest in Vice President role mentioned.
REPORTER: Ken Bode