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Decision 1984 / Final Campaigns #534343

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(New York) President Reagan's final campaign swing featured; films shown. [REAGAN - urges voter participation.] Response of anti-Reagan hecklers to President's reference to John Kennedy for first time since letter in which he compared Kennedy to Marx and Hitler was revealed noted. [REAGAN - recalls Kennedy; challenges hecklers.] His campaign efforts on behalf of Massachusetts Senator candidate Ray Shamie mentioned. [REAGAN - appeals to Democrats] His apparent end-of-campaign strategy considered.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(NYC) Mondale's last campaign appearances examined; films shown. Turnout for him and Geraldine Ferraro here noted. [MONDALE - praises size of his crowds; responds to Reagan's charge that he's soft on anti-Semitism.] General situation facing Mondale on election day discussed; Jimmy Carter's margin of loss recalled.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Vice President George Bush's campaign reviewed; films shown. [BUSH - praises Reagan's leadership; discusses his role in campaign; attacks Mondale.] His campaign strategy described. [BUSH - denies being patronizing toward Ferraro; lectures the press; dismisses "Washington Post" editorial; denies reading "Doonesbury."] His reference to "kicking ass" after debate with Ferraro said now unofficial campaign slogan. [Republican Congressional candidate Jill EMERY - paraphrases Bush.] Possible implications for Bush's political future of lack of substance in his campaign considered.
REPORTER: John Severson

(NYC) Ferraro's role in Mondale campaign examined; latest Mondale-Ferraro commercial shown. [FERRARO - praises crowd; notes administration's military spending.] Pol. risks inherent in her selection, primarily the abortion and experience issues, considered. [FERRARO - claims she'll spend remainder of her life making up campaign's viciousness to her family.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob;
Myers, Lisa;
Severson, John;
Wallace, Chris

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