NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1984
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(Studio) Age issue reported focus of White House campaign defense against Democrats since Sunday's debate between President Reagan and Walter Mondale.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Michigan) [REAGAN - denies fatigue during debate; attributes Mondale's youthful appearance to makeup.] Drop in his lead over Mondale since debate mentioned. [President's physician Dr. Dan. RUGE - believes President was tired during debate.] White House release of doctor's report after Reagan's last physical reported; details outlined on screen. [REAGAN - jokes about his age; attacks Mondale's defense policy.] Debate's apparent impact on Reagan campaign's domination of issues discussed.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) Mondale's ridicule of Reagan's claim that he looked young in debate due to makeup noted. [MONDALE - recalls Richard Nixon used same excuse in explaining his defeat by John Kennedy in debates; responds to President's challenge to arm wrestle; attacks Reagan's position on Medicare.] Mondale campaign s perception of West House's post-debate behavior mentioned.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers
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