NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 27, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's courting of teachers' vote with announcement that teacher will be chosen as space shuttle's first citizen passenger noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(DC) President's campaign efforts among teachers featured; films shown. [REAGAN - has ordered NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to begin search for teacher.] Details of administration plan outlined. [National Educ. Association president Mary Hatwood FUTRELL - dismisses idea as ploy of Reagan to win vote of teachers.] President's education challenges listed on screen; his rationalization for cutting education funds noted. [REAGAN - claims states must accomplish education gains themselves.] His later appearance at DC-area school featured. [STUDENT - explains math problem.] [REAGAN - jokes about deficit being attributed to his slow math skills.] Educ. proposals of Reagan and Walter Mondale outlined.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
(Studio) Vice President George Bush, making campaign appearance at unveiling of experimental X-29 aircraft, reported attacking Mondale's defense strategy; details given. [BUSH - criticizes Mondale's approach to defense spending and USSR .] White House mentioned denying that President's speech last week referred to Mondale as "jackass"; remarks recalled, quoted. John Anderson reported announcing formal endorsement of Mondale soon; details given. Jesse Jackson, accusing Reagan of exploiting religion for political gain, said hoping to support Mondale candidacy; his comments on Jesus Christ and Reagan administration quoted.
REPORTER: John Palmer
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