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Election 1984 / Democratic Convention #538093

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 14, 1984
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(Studio) Upcoming Democratic national convention noted. Controversy over presidential candidate Walter Mondale's attempt to fire DNC chairperson Charles Manatt and replace him with former Carter administration official Bert Lance reported Mtgs. in Lake Tahoe, California, mentioned.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Lake Tahoe, California) Reports that Lance selection was to placate Southerners upset over selection of New York Representative Geraldine Ferraro as Mondale running mate noted. [LANCE - comments on important of South.] Lance's connection with administration of former President Jimmy Carter and his resignation as budget director due to questions with regard to his banking practices noted. [Pennsylvania Mondale delegate Bill KERR - comments.] [Pennsylvania Democrat state treasurer Larry VATCH - comments.] [MANATT - is chairperson of party] [MONDALE - describes Lance's role as chairperson of campaign.]
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Studio) Further report on controversy upcoming.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(San Francisco, California) Overview of controversy and Manatt's reaction given. Efforts to keep Manatt as DNC chairperson and Mondale's decision with regard to this-described. Interchange between anchor and reporter with regard to implications of controversy for pres. candidates Gary Hart and Jesse Jackson, and who will become DNC chairperson Reporter suggests South Carolina Governor Richard Riley, Texas Governor Mark White, or Tennessee Senator Jim Sasser.

Bode, Ken;
Chung, Connie;
Myers, Lisa

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