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1984 Vote / Jackson #82053

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 01, 1983
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(5) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Significance of National Baptist Convention's endorsement of Jesse Jackson in his 1984 president nomination bid examined; films shown. Convention's endorsement compared to that of organized labor for Walter Mondale in political importance for candidate [Reverend T.J. JEMISON - pledges conv.'s financial support of Jackson.] College support for Jackson discussed; problems faced by his campaign considered. [Mgr. Arnold PINKNEY - isn't satisfied yet.] [MD state senate Clarence MITCHELL - criticizes inability of legislators to get Jackson's attention] Jackson's efforts to broaden his campaign described. [PINKNEY - doesn't feel Jackson has been running long enough to assess his chances.] [JACKSON - claims Democratic party depends on blacks, Hispanics and women.] [Georgia Democratic party chairperson Bert LANCE - considers Jackson's possible negative impact on Democratic party] [JACKSON - wants to change Lance's rules.]
REPORTER: Kenneth Walker

(Studio) Issue of local church support for Jackson versus Mondale in Chicago considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Walker, Kenneth.

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