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Decision 1984 / Republican Convention, Reagan, Mondale #538811

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 24, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's attack on Walter Mondale's defense commitment in post-conv. appearance noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Chicago, Illinois) [REAGAN - anticipates hard campaign; claims stereotype of Republicans is no longer appropriate.] Importance of industrial North to Mondale noted; President's remarks to Vets. of For. Wars outlined. [REAGAN - attacks Democrats' policy on B-1, MX and nuclear freeze with Sam Rayburn quote on jackasses and carpenters.] campaign. director Ed Rollins' description of campaign cited.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Springfield, Illinois) [MONDALE - jokes about Republican conv.; criticizes Reagan's lack of mention of Beirut tragedy, Nicaraguan war, Reaganomics; notes Democrats' perception of economy opportunity; is pessimistic about Reagan's ability to lead nation into future; likens President to cuttlefish.] Impact of Ferraro controversy on campaign and general lack of organization considered.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

(Studio) Governor Mark White's perception of Texas support for Reagan and own fondness of him reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa;
Wallace, Chris

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