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1984 Campaign / Jackson #527214

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 31, 1983
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(Studio) Jesse Jackson reported formally announcing Democratic candidate for 1984 president nomination Thursday.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Chicago, Illinois) Jackson's decision to enter race and possible impact of his cand. on other Democrat hopefuls examined; films shown. [JACKSON - cites importance of campaign] South states in which Jackson will focus his campaign illustrated on map. [JACKSON - claims his coalition could produce Democrat winner.] Relatively few number of delegates to Democratic Convention noted coming from Jackson's targeted states. [George McGOVERN - believes Mondale will be hurt most.] [Walter MONDALE - anticipates campaign against Jackson.] [Mayor Harold WASHINGTON - implies not supporting Jackson.] Less-prominent black pols. such as New Jersey county board member Shirley Turner said enthusiastically behind Jackson. [JACKSON - feels his time has come.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim

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