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Decision 1984 / Pac Controversy #536779

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 28, 1984
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(Studio) Gary Hart's continued attacks on Walter Mondale's acceptance of campaign funds through political action cmtes. (PACs) noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Mondale campaign's decision to return PAC money examined; films shown. [MONDALE - defs. campaign practice.] Hart's claim that Mondale won primaries in Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania unfairly with organized labor's aid noted. [HART - thinks Democratic party should reconsider delegates given Mondale in those states.] Mondale campaign's contributions from organized labor, routed through PACs, explained, illustrated on map. [Earlier in week, MONDALE - defs. system.] [Wednesday, MONDALE - asks that delegate cmtes. be terminated.] [Thur., MONDALE - won't return PAC money.] [Friday, MONDALE - will refund all PAC funds.] Controversy's possible impact on Mondale's image considered.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Studio) Jesse Jackson's praise of Mondale's decision to return PAC money and demand that Mondale give him delegates won with that money reported.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
Myers, Lisa

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