ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1984
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(5) Tonight's debate between Vice President cands. noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Vice President George Bush's preparation for debate featured; films shown. [BUSH - claims he's worried, but President Reagan isn't.] [Last week in Texas, BUSH - advises Geraldine Ferraro to "eat heart out."] Impact on Bush in tonight's debate from Reagan's poor performance against Walter Mondale in Sunday's debate discussed. [BUSH - doubts his and Ferraro's confrontation will change votes.] Representative Lynn Martin mentioned acting as Ferraro's stand-in in Bush's rehearsals; Bush thought emphasizing his foreign affairs experience over Ferraro. [BUSH - thinks he's better suited to run the cntry.] Tactical dilemma faced by Bush in facing Ferraro explained. [BUSH - jokes about mother possibly chastising him for being rude to Ferraro.] Bush's press secretary Peter Teeley's insulting description of Ferraro quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) [Ferraro's campaign manager John SASSO - considers Teeley's comment in poor taste, insulting women in general; calls for Bush to apologize.] Ferraro's quest for debate with Bush reviewed. [July 13, FERRARO - challenges Bush to debate.] [At Italian-American dinner, FERRARO - (in Italian) challenges Bush to debate; remarks translated in English on screen.] [September 25, FERRARO - mocks Bush's mannerism.] Focus of her debate preparation considered; attorney Bob Barnett mentioned playing role of Bush. [SASSO - expects to build on Sunday's debate.]
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr
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