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Decision 1984 / Jackson Trip, Hispanic Voters, Mondale and Labor #537746

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 24, 1984
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(Studio) Jesse Jackson's upcoming Cuban meeting with Fidel Castro noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Panama) Jackson's visit here and claim that Castro agreed to release political prisoners to him examined; films shown. [JACKSON - cannot discuss release yet; wants normal US-Cuba relations restored.] Jackson's role in obtaining Syria's release of Lieutenant Robert Goodman recalled; films shown. Possible political motives in Castro's decision considered. Jackson's meeting with anti-Salvadoran guerrilla leaders here who expressed willingness to meet with El Salvador's President Jose Napoleon Duarte mentioned.
REPORTER: Jamie Gangel

(Studio) Est. number Hispanic voters by year 2000 in United States mentioned.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(El Paso, Texas) Conf. of League of United Latin American Citizens here and implications for Democratic party examined; films shown. [LULAC SPOKESPERSON - urges first ballot boycott by Hispanic delegates at Democrat conv.] Hispanic community's concern over new immigration legislature, defense budget, agriculture subsidies, education outlined on screen, discussed. [JACKSON - supports organization's goals.]
REPORTER: Dan Molina

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(DC) [MONDALE - courts organized labor.] Labor's economy role in Mondale's campaign reviewed. [AFL-CIO president Lane KIRKLAND - questions "where's the beef?"] [MONDALE - repeats phrase.] Labor's role in specific primaries illustrated on map. [Democrat campaign consultant Robert SQUIER - feels Mondale's nomination would be impossible without labor support.] [Mondale campaign manager Robert BECKEL - acknowledges difficulty in winning without labor.] Republican strategy to use Mondale's relationship with labor against him noted.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

Gangel, Jamie;
Molina, Dan;
Myers, Lisa;
Palmer, John

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