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Decision 1984 / Hart-Mondale Race #535988

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 18, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Chicago, Illinois) Walter Mondale's Illinois campaign in anticipation of upcoming primary examined. [MONDALE - blesses Polish people; labels himself Walter "O'Mondale" in appearance before Irish-Americans; denies catering to specific groups.] His relative lack of campaign efforts among black voters discussed. [Voice of Coretta Scott KING - promotes Mondale in radio commercial.] [Alderman Niles SHERMAN - claims Hart is more successful than Mondale.] Possible negative impact on white ethnics had Mondale campaigned heavily among blacks considered.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Studio) Importance of black vote in Illinois to Hart explained.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Chicago, Illinois) Hart's courting of black vote in Illinois examined. [HART - acknowledges need for campaign diligence.] Apparent chaos in his scheduled campaign appearances with Mayor Harold Washington, in local black church noted. [Vol. WORKER - canvasses neighborhood.] His radio commercials aimed at blacks discussed; stations carrying such ads mentioned owned by whites. Hart reported not purchasing ad time on city's black-owned stations. Implications of Tuesday primary for Washington's battle with entrenched political machine considered. [WASHINGTON - will break political machine.] Hart's television commercial, linking Mondale with white machine boss Edward Vrdolyak, shown. Washington's support of Jesse Jackson over either Hart or Mondale mentioned. [Jackson supporter Prof. Robert STARKS - explains blacks' demands of Hart.] [HART - discusses his background with black high school students.] [STUDENTS - support Hart and Jackson.]
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Studio) New York City Mayor Edward Koch thought endorsing Mondale later in week
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Threat to Mondale of possible caucus loss here next Tuesday to uncommitted voters examined. [MONDALE - refers to his life in Minnesota; anticipates victory.] His past association with late Hubert H. Humphrey and latter's importance in state pols. recalled. Strengths of anti-abortion, pro-nuclear freeze movement and possible implications here for Mondale considered. [Freeze coordinator Brad ABELOW - senses lack of leadership on freeze issue.] [Hart financial chairperson Marc WHITEHEAD - interprets uncommitted votes as support for Hart.] [Democrat Farm Labor Party spokesperson Mary MONAHAN - notes independence of Minnesota delegates.] Minnesota delegates' stance at 1968 conv. recalled; films of that era shown. [MAN - acknowledges Mondale is state's own.]
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Studio) Mondale's win over Hart in Puerto Rico primary today reported; Hart recalled chging. Puerto Rico primary is rigged. Details given.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Myers, Lisa;
Palmer, John
Duration:
00:07:40

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