NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 30, 1984
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(Studio) Continue campaign attacks leveled at each other by Walter Mondale and Gary Hart described.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) Mondale campaign's rationalization of PAC funds examined. [January 1983, MONDALE - calls for war on special interest money in United States pols.] Both Mondale and Hart said refusing to accept PAC money in their campaigns.; Mondale delegate cmtes. in at least 4 states reported accepting PAC funds, primarily from labor unions. Amt. of PAC funds from union cmtes. given Mondale in New York cited as example [HART - criticizes use of delegate cmtes. to accept PAC money.] Mondale and campaign manager Bob Beckel reported asking delegates not to accept such funds. [Mondale campaign treasurer Michael BERMAN - claims innocence.] Criticism of Mondale campaign maneuver by Hart manager Oliver Henkel quoted-on screen. [MONDALE - denies involvement.] Focus of Hart's New York commercials mentioned.
REPORTER: Ken Bode
(Studio) Courting of NYC's Jewish, black and other ethnic voter groups in NYC described, shown; importance of television commercials for cands. there examined. Recent Hart ad linking Mondale with President Reagan's Central American policies and Mondale commercial attacking Hart's vote on imported oil shown, discussed. Other ads linking Mondale with Carter administration, Hart's inexperience mentioned, shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
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