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Decision 1984 / Republican Convention, Mondale #538712

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 18, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Dallas, Texas) Arrival of delegates to Republican convention here examined; films shown. [Delegates Shirley WHITNEY, Judith BURFORD - state their expectations for conv.] Contd. preparations at convention hall and rules committee 's debate on proposal to revise future delegate selection system discussed. "Conservative Digest" publisher Richard Viguerie mentioned releasing his own alternate platform. Sec. precautions described, shown; arrest of one person for fighting with President's supporters noted. Tent city convention of ACORN, organization for the poor, featured. [ACORN president Elena HANGGI - notes struggle of the poor under Reagan.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Issue of network broadcast of film on Mondale during Democratic Convention NBC News pres. Lawrence Grossman's statement outlined. Mondale's criticism of Republican abandonment of middle-of-the-road voters quoted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(No location given) Mondale's shift from being liberal heir of Hubert Humphrey to more conservative pols. examined [MONDALE - supports free enterprise, decreased government involvement; comments on USSR arms build-up.] His relative silence on soc. programs previously championed noted. [MONDALE - describes budget deficits.] Similarity between Reagan and Mondale described. [Mondale campaign aide Jim JOHNSON - notes Mondale's patriotism.] campaign. strategy to capture blue collar voters and moderate southerners who supported Reagan in 1980 noted. [JOHNSON - dismisses Reagan's monopoly on traditional family values, patriotism.]
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

Chung, Connie;
Hager, Robert;
Myers, Lisa

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