NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1984
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(Studio) Reubin Askew and Ernest Hollings reported withdrawing from Democrat presidential race; Walter Mondale's response to Gary Hart's New Hampshire win noted. [MONDALE - claims battle is on.] [HART - responds to Mondale's challenge regarding South] [John GLENN - solicits Alabama votes.] Importance of black vote in south primaries cited.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Montgomery, Alabama) Status of Jesse Jackson's campaign examined; films shown. [Reverend James KNUCKLEE - compares Jackson to Moses.] [Birmingham Mayor Richard ARRINGTON - explains support for Mondale.] [Alabama Democrat conference spokesperson Joe REED - discusses Jackson's chances.] Reed's support of Jimmy Carter in 1976 and Carter's subsequent appointed of black federal judges in Alabama recalled. [State senate Michael FIGURES - explains support for Jackson.] [JACKSON - encourages children.]
REPORTER: Ken Bode