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Decision 1984 / Jackson and Cuba / Demo. Vice President #537838

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 29, 1984
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(Studio) White House denial that Jesse Jackson's Cuban trip improved United States relations with Fidel Castro reported; issue of return of Mariel undesirables cited as example [Former United States interest security director Wayne SMITH - discusses Secretary of State George Shultz's criticism of Jackson's Cuban trip, State Department and Reagan administration diplomacy failures with Castro.] State Department said refusing interview.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Jackson's presidential campaign reviewed; films shown. Justice Department attorney William Bradford Reynolds' tour of Mississippi with Jackson recalled. Jackson's success in obtaining Syria's release of Lieutenant Robert Goodman recalled with help of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. [JACKSON - claims blacks and Latinos have never before been involved in developing position papers, strategy.] Role of black churches, voter registration and debates noted. [During debate, JACKSON - comments on Voting Rights Act, gerrymandering.] Jackson's political weaknesses said lying in his not disavowing Farrakhan, his anti-Semitic remarks and his Pro-Palestinian relations; his criticism of Mondale during campaign recalled. [JACKSON - exhorts crowd to "move up."]

(Studio) NOW president Judy Goldsmith said reaffirming organization's support for Walter Mondale while also implying possible floor nomination of woman for Vice President if Mondale fails to chose female running mate; her assessment of President Reagan quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom

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