NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1984
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(Studio) Vice President George Bush's perception of his debate performance against Geraldine Ferraro last night quoted as that of "kicking ass."
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Post-debate appearances and comments of cands. featured; films shown. [BUSH - stands behind "kicking ass" comment as traditional sports phrase.] [Walter MONDALE - intros. Ferraro.] [FERRARO - claims she beat Bush and Bush beat Ronald Reagan.] Both campaigns. mentioned claiming victory in last night's debate. [Last night, BUSH - attacks Mondale as pessimistic, his tax policies; praises Reagan administration's aid to blacks, President's acceptance of responsibility.] [Last night, FERRARO - would meet USSR challenge head on; claims capability of making hard decisions.] [Last night, BUSH - lectures Ferraro on foreign policy.] [Last night, FERRARO - resents his patronizing attitude.] Debate's possible impact on Ferraro's standing considered.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Studio) [FERRARO - discusses Bush's "kicking ass" comment, their debate performances, post-debate polls.] Mondale reported demanding Bush apologize for saying Democrats believe Marines died in shame in Beirut. [MONDALE - considers Bush's remark unpardonable.] His criticism of Reagan's exploitation of Harry Truman's campaign quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Ohio) Reagan's train swing through Ohio, retracing train trip by Truman, featured; films shown. [REAGAN - reads Mondale sign, dismisses its message; attacks Mondale's economy policies; recalls Franklin Roosevelt's remark on fearing fear itself.] Truman's 1948 Ohio swing reviewed; cost and econs. of Reagan's train trip considered. [REAGAN - bids farewell to crowd.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
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