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Decision 1984 / Demo. Race #535885

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 12, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Miami, Florida) Walter Mondale's south campaign activities today in preparation for tomorrow's round of primaries examined; films shown. [MONDALE - wonders "Where's the beef?"] Implications of his attack on Gary Hart explained. [Representative Claude PEPPER - criticizes Hart's call for Social Security reform.] [MONDALE - questions Hart's readiness for presidency.] Mondale said citing Hart's inconsistency on Cuba and refusal to halt blockade of Persian Gulf oil should it occur. [MONDALE - feels confident.]
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Studio) Former Arkansas governor Orville Faubus reported endorsing Jesse Jackson; Faubus' past stance on school desegregation recalled. Cand.'s later meeting with George Wallace prior to addressing crowd at Martin Luther King, Junior's former church noted, shown. John Glenn's campaign stops in Alabama today outlined; films shown. Hart's decision to skip Massachusetts visit due to strength there mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Hart's Senator record reviewed. [Senator William COHEN, Americans for Democrat Action spokesperson Leon SHULL, conservative spokesperson Richard VIGUERIE - describe Hart.] ADA's comparison of Hart with Senator Edward Kennedy noted; his Senator voting record outlined on screen, discussed. [SHULL - recalls Hart's civil rights record.] [COHEN - believes Hart is committed to strong defense policy.] Focus of Hart's defense position mentioned. [VIGUERIE - considers Hart clever in pkging. self as non-liberal.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) McGovern's assessment of his future participation in Democrat race following Massachusetts primary reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Myers, Lisa

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