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Decision 1984 / Debate #534284

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 06, 1984
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(Studio) Walter Mondale's perception of his chances in fall election on eve of first presidential debate noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(DC) Mondale's preparations for debate described; films shown. [Aide Richard LEONE - comments.] Governor Mario Cuomo's advice mentioned. [MONDALE - discusses his approach to debate, campaign, polls, voters' perception of him.]
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(DC) Reagan's preparation for debate discussed; James Baker's gag order to other administration officials noted. [Yesterday, REAGAN - jokes about honesty in pols.] Debates historical benefits for challenger recalled. [Former Reagan aide David GERGEN - discusses necessary maneuvers for each candidate during debate.] Reagan aides' post-debate plans outlined.
REPORTER: Emery King

(Studio) League of Women Voters' criticism of both Reagan and Mondale for mass rejections of debate panelists reported.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
King, Emery;
Myers, Lisa

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