ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 1984
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(Studio) Both Walter Mondale and President Reagan said concentrating on preparing for next weekend's debate.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Gulfport, Mississippi) Reagan's presence at naturalization ceremony noted; his remarks to new citizens quoted. [Before Detroit Econ. Club, REAGAN - comments on his recent meeting with USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko.] President mentioned also answering questions on auto industry and World Series before group. [REAGAN - declines comment on Secretary of State George Shultz's willingness to accept responsibility for Beirut bombing.] His later appearance in Mississippi mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Mondale's continued attacks on Reagan's foreign policy examined; films shown. [MONDALE - mocks Reagan's refusal to accept responsibility; recalls Harry Truman's desk sign; cites lack of talks in Central America, lack of policy in Mideast, lack of protection in Lebanon and lack of arms control in general]
REPORTER: Brit Hume
(Studio) Federal Aviation Administration reported investigating unofficial near-miss between Vice President George Bush's campaign plane and private craft yesterday.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Details of incident near Cleveland examined; Federal Aviation Administration administration Don. Engen's explanation to investigators mentioned. Apparent scenario illustrated, discussed. [ENGEN - denies incident can be classified as near-miss.] Issues being investigated outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood
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