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Decision 1984 / Final Campaigns #534747

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 05, 1984
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(Studio) (No video) Final day of campaigning before tomorrow's election discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(California) (No video) President Reagan's last day of campaigning featured; films shown. [REAGAN - jokes about California.] (Video begins at 5:30:50 and audio ends until 5:31:20) [REAGAN - attacks Walter Mondale's approach to taxes; focus of Reagan's campaign assaults on Mondale and portrayal of himself reviewed. [Pollster Richard WIRTHLIN - believes Reagan touched emotional level of voting public.] View of President's campaign as cynical and manipulative explained; his refusal to present programs cited as example [REAGAN - avoids question about econ.] [campaign. director Ed ROLLINS - defs. lack of specificity in campaign] Staff's refusal to allow media access to President noted. [AIDE - orders reporters away.] His brief accessibility to press after first debate recalled. [REAGAN - jokes with crowd.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Los Angeles, California) Walter Mondale's concluding campaign examined; films shown. [MONDALE - believes history will be made tomorrow; encourages opposition to Reagan-Bush ticket; calls for end to nation's selfishness and greed.] Mondale's attacks on Reagan's preferential treatment of wealthy and relationship with TV evangelists recalled. [MONDALE - notes Jerry Falwell's influence on Supreme Court if Reagan's reelected.] His effort to counter Reagan's public relations theme of patriotism described. [MONDALE - thinks United States should stand for something.] Weaknesses in his campaign considered. [MONDALE - warns of large budget deficit.] Issue of Mondale's past association with Jimmy Carter and his relative lack of charisma discussed. [MONDALE - cites need for decency in nation]
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa;
Wallace, Chris

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