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Decision 1984 / Glenn / Hart-Mondale Contest #535938

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1984
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(Studio) John Glenn said announcing withdrawal from race tomorrow; his showing in primaries recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Illinois) Gary Hart's mistaken attack on Walter Mondale for latter's alleged negative commercial and later retraction examined. [HART - accuses Mondale of focusing on his age and name rather than issues.] Hart's later apology noted; apparent source of error discussed. [HART and Jesse JACKSON - joke about each other's candidacy.]

(Studio) Mondale's criticism of Hart's opposition to Chrysler loan guarantee noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Chicago, Illinois) Negative impact on Mondale's Illinois campaign of his close ties with entrenched political machine here examined. [MONDALE - campaigns. among commuters with alderman Roman Pucinski.] Mondale's refusal to be seen publicly with alderman Edward Vrdolyak, primary antagonist of Mayor Harold Washington, noted. [MONDALE - evades mentioning Vrdolyak's name.] Fin. cutbacks in Mondale's campaign described. [MONDALE - claims days of Cadillacs and salads are over.]
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob;
Myers, Lisa

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