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Decision 1984 / Mondale-Hart Contest #536302

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 05, 1984
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(Studio) Status of Walter Mondale's challenge to Gary Hart for Democrat president nomination in light of recent primary outcomes noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Boston, Massachusetts) Latest "Boston Globe" poll results for Hart and Mondale compared to findings 3 weeks ago; details outlined on screen. [MONDALE - jokes about consequences of losing ME.] Secret Service agent's faux pas later shown. [MONDALE - notes importance of race from here on out.] Mondale aides' assessment of his current status outlined, discussed. [MONDALE - claims Hart has no empathy with the troubled.] His concern over upcoming southern primaries mentioned.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Hart's climb to current success examined; films, photos shown. [HART - believes most Americans don't categorize themselves as either liberal of conservative.] His life as son of Carl and Nina Hartpence reviewed. [high school teacher Nora EVANS - recalls Hart as student.] Hart's education background and eventual role as George McGovern's 1972 campaign manager recalled. [Frank MANKIEWICZ - describes Hart under pressure.] [HART - discusses his strengths and weaknesses; compares self to Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy; notes media's inability to categorize him.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Hart's age discussed; upcoming "super Tuesday" round of primaries and caucuses noted. Special on March 13th announced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Mudd, Roger;
Myers, Lisa

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