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Decision 1984 / Youth Vote #533977

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's surprising popularity among young voters mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Indianapolis, IN) General phenomenon of youth vote's support for conservative Republican cands. examined; Governor Robert Orr's rock video cited as example [Singer Henry Lee SUMMER - explains support for Orr.] [ORR - addresses Chamber of Commerce.] Reagan's standing in age group thought linked to youth's sole presidential experience being limited to Jimmy Carter; details given. Age group in question noted too young to recall younger, right-wing Ronald Reagan. [1969, REAGAN - orders investigation into campus violence.] [STUDENTS - like their economy security; consider technique used to sell cands. to students.] [Democrat consultant Robert SQUIER - acknowledges historical dilemma.] Reagan's performance in first debate recalled; Franklin Roosevelt mentioned.
REPORTER: Ken Bode

Reporter(s):
Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom
Duration:
00:03:40

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