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Decision 1984 / Illinois Primary #536004

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1984
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(Studio) Importance of tomorrow's Illinois primary for Gary Hart and Walter Mondale noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Chicago, Illinois) Mondale's Illinois campaign featured; films shown. [MONDALE - considers lessons from Vietnam war.] His general criticism of Hart's foreign policy outlined; Mondale commercial shown.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Chicago, Illinois) Hart's Illinois campaign examined; his effort to court Vietnam war generation described. [HART - discusses political lessons of Vietnam; mentions Richard Nixon; criticizes Mondale's stance on United States military presence in Honduras.] Patrick Caddell's analysis of Illinois race mentioned.

(Studio) Negative impact of Chicago political machine's endorsement of Mondale considered; late Mayor Richard Daley recalled. Cook Cnty. political machine, comprised of white ethnic groups and under leadership of alderman Edward Vrdolyak, examined. [VRDOLYAK - praises supporters.] Power struggle between Vrdolyak's camp and Mayor Harold Washington described. [WASHINGTON - threatens Democratic party with withdrawal of black supporter; considers old-line Democratic party structure baggage; praises Mondale as individual, Jackson as party leader] Jackson's possible impact on Mondale and Hart tomorrow considered. [Operation PUSH spokesperson Thomas TODD - denounces other cands.] Jackson's possible role as Democratic party power broker noted. [JACKSON - denies taking black votes away from Mondale; explains.] Chicago political machine's past technique to insure city workers' campaign efforts on primary day recalled; Washington noted canceling traditional holiday.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob;
Myers, Lisa

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