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Decision 1984 / Illinois Primary #536047

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1984
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(Studio) Est. voter turnout for today's Illinois primary noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Chicago, Illinois) Pol. significance of Illinois Primary with remaining slate of Democrat cands. examined; films shown. Importance of black vote to cands. cited; Mayor Harold Washington's support for Jesse Jackson mentioned. [JACKSON - criticizes Gary Hart and Walter Mondale.] Mondale's change in campaign tactics since Iowa debacle noted. [MONDALE - considers Hart's views naive and not reflective of leadership] His courting of organized labor and remnants of Richard Daley's political machine discussed. Hart's tactical errors with ad linking Washington's opponent Edward Vrdolyak with Mondale and emphasis on young, upwardly mobile rather than blacks discussed. [HART - calls for new approach to challenges.] Upcoming New York and Pennsylvania primaries mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Jackson's criticism of delegate selection process in Arkansas and Mississippi where he leads Mondale and Hart but may receive fewer delegates reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Mudd, Roger

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