NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 14, 1984
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(Studio) Gary Hart and Walter Mondale noted campaigning. today in anticipation of upcoming primaries and caucuses in Illinois, Michigan; films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Impact of yesterday's primaries on 1984 presidential campaign examined; Mondale's concern over upcoming elecs. in Michigan, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania noted. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - acknowledges Hart is still front runner; notes his public image.] [Hart campaign manager Oliver HENKEL - responds to Mondale's perseverance with "Where's the beef?" rhetoric.] Jesse Jackson's showing in South yesterday mentioned; his commitment to remaining in race cited. Possible implications of yesterday's primaries on John Glenn considered. George McGovern's withdrawal recalled. [McGOVERN - doesn't see much difference between Hart and Mondale; would support either.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Studio) Jackson's praise of his showing in South as signal to blacks detailed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Montgomery, Alabama) Impact of Jackson's campaign on black voters examined; Coretta Scott King and Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington noted supporting Mondale. Support of Mondale among older black voters, with young blacks voting for Jackson, discussed. [PEOPLE - feel black community should be united; notes benefits of Jackson's cand.] [ARRINGTON - agrees.] Percentage of white vote Jackson received in Georgia and Alabama mentioned.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones
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