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Decision 1984 / Social Security, Age Issue #534319

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 09, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan reported denying Walter Mondale's claim that he would cut Soc. Sec. benefits if reelected.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Detroit, Michigan) [MONDALE - is optimistic about campaign; notes limitation of President's pledge during Sunday debate not to cut benefits of current Social Security recipients.] Age issue said surfacing after debate as well. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - notes he's retiring after present term; acknowledges Reagan's appearance of confusion and fatigue during debate.] [Mayor Coleman YOUNG - criticizes Reagan's debate performance.] Mondale campaign's optimism since debate outlined.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Reagan's response to Mondale's remarks on Social Security noted coming through deputy press secretary Larry Speakes; secretary quoted on screen. [REAGAN - denies his statement is change in policy.] President, in debate Sunday, recalled opposing cuts only in current benefits while last March calling for revamping of Social Security [Representative Tony COELHO - questions credibility of President's latest remarks in light of past stmts. to the contrary.] [REAGAN - responds to age issue by challenging Mondale to arm wrestle.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa;
Wallace, Chris

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