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Decision 1984 / Final Campaigns #534717

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 03, 1984
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(Studio) Geraldine Ferraro's reference to President Reagan as the "surprise President" noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Dayton, Ohio) Ferraro's last campaign efforts examined; films shown. [FERRARO - believes polls are wrong.] Possible election implications of crowd's size greeting her in Dayton, Ohio, explained. [Assistant press SECRETARY., campaign MGR., campaign SOUNDMAN - explain their current attitude.] [FERRARO - claims Reagan, the "surprise President," can't be trusted.] President secretary Francis O'Brien quoted.

(Studio) George Bush said comparing upcoming election with Richard Nixon landslide in 1972.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Towson, MD) Bush's final campaign surge featured; films shown. [BUSH - jokes about Mondale's tax plan with reference to E.F. Hutton; considers those disagreeing with administration "idiots."] His later rationalization of comment noted. Bush's goals for campaign listed.
REPORTER: John Severson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Boston, Massachusetts) Massachusetts Senate race between John Kerry and Ray Shamie featured; films shown. [13 years ago, Vietnam veteran KERRY - questions Senate Foreign Relations Committee's justification for Vietnam war.] Massachusetts's history of liberalism noted illustrated by its support of Kennedys, Tip O'Neill, George McGovern. Shamie's showing in 1980 against Ted Kennedy recalled. [TV commercial, President REAGAN - mispronounces Shamie's name.] [SHAMIE - mispronounces Reagan's name.] [KERRY and SHAMIE - debate each other.] [SHAMIE - considers basis of support for him among liberal voters.] His former membership in John Birch Society recalled. [SHAMIE - claims he rejected Society views.] [KERRY - explains focus of his campaign]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chung, Connie;
Kur, Bob;
Severson, John

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