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Decision 1984 / Debate #534270

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 1984
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(Studio) Sunday's debate between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Cands.' preparation for debate examined. [REAGAN - jokes about debate.] OMB director David Stockman's role in preparing President explained. [Republican chairperson Frank FAHRENKOPF - denies nervousness.] President's recent remark comparing embassy security to kitchen remodeling said example of gaff his aides hope to avoid; Gerald Ford's claim that Poland wasn't under Soviet domination during 1976 presidential debate and delay in correcting statement recalled.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Mondale's description of his debate strategy and Reagan's remark on his own quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Strengths and weaknesses of both cands. in debate forum examined. [REAGAN - interprets economy figs.; attacks big government, Jimmy Carter; makes obscure stmt. about fat; says everyone supporting abortion has already been born; attacks HEW, government spending; responds to Jimmy Carter; notes he's paying for microphone; questions cntry.'s economy status.] [MONDALE - calls primary debate opponent's remark "baloney"; challenges Gary Hart's campaign commercials; describes women's movement's impact on wife Joan Mondale; makes slip about special ints.; questions "where the beef" is in Hart's campaign]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Probable outcome of debates considered.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw, Roger Mudd

(Studio) Debate coverage announced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Mudd, Roger;
Wallace, Chris

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