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Decision 1984 / Maine Caucuses / Jackson and Jews #536287

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 04, 1984
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(Studio) Showing so far of Gary Hart and Walter Mondale in ongoing Maine caucuses reported
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Portland, ME) campaign. efforts of Mondale and Hart here examined; films shown. [MONDALE - seeks votes.] [Courtesy "This Wk.", HART - claims his roots are in John Kennedy's campaign] Closeness of race so far noted. [ME Democrat chairperson Barry HOBBINS - announces outcome in various cities.] [MONDALE - remains confident.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Atlanta, Georgia) Hart campaign's emphasis on youth examined; television commercial shown. [HART - notes basis of his generation's political, historical experiences; mentions assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy.] [January 1983, HART - cites nation's period of transition.] His effort to link Mondale with old establishment pols. noted. [HART - claims Mondale failed to learn lessons of Vietnam war.] Hart's background with John and Robert Kennedy and in George McGovern's 1972 campaign recalled; photos shown. [HART - feels 70s were formative for nation] Percentage of under-30 vote in New Hampshire received by Hart and Mondale mentioned. [HART - feels race is generational; explains.] John Kennedy's inaugural address quoted.
REPORTER: Ken Bode

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Boston, Massachusetts) Jesse Jackson's efforts to reduce tension between blacks and Jews, underscored by his recent anti-Semitic remarks, examined; anti-Jackson demonstrations shown. [JACKSON - calls for reconciliation; uses Hebrew word for repentance to account for his comments.] [WOMAN - questions Jackson's future application of such slurs on other ethnic groups.] [JACKSON - responds.] Contd. skepticism over Jackson's relationship with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Yasir Arafat mentioned.
REPORTER: Jamie Gangel

Reporter(s):
Bode, Ken;
Gangel, Jamie;
Oliver, Don;
Palmer, John
Duration:
00:06:40

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