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1984 Vote / Debate #87243

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1984
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(Studio) ABC poll results of George Bush-Geraldine Ferraro debate outlined; President Reagan's praise of Vice President's performance and Ferraro staff's belief she won mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Madison, WI) Ferraro's appearance with Walter Mondale in Madison, WI, featured; films shown. [FERRARO - offers Republicans to Mondale for elimination in next round.] Mondale's attack of Bush's claim that Democrats consider Marine deaths in Beirut pointless noted. [Last night, BUSH - claims Mondale-Ferraro believe Marines died in shame.] [MONDALE - responds to Bush; demands his apology.] [Last night, BUSH - lectures Ferraro on foreign policy.] [Last night, FERRARO - resents his patronizing attitude.] [Representative Barbara MIKULSKI - praises Ferraro's debate performance.] [Today, FERRARO - claims Republicans are getting worried.]
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

(Studio) Reagan-Bush noted claiming victory in last night's debate.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Birmingham, Alabama) Bush's post-debate campaign appearances with Joe Frazier and Floyd Patterson featured; films shown. [BUSH - praises his debate performance.] Privately, Bush said describing Ferraro in tactless terms. [BUSH - acknowledges referring to "kicking ass" last night.] Bush said refusing Mondale's demand for apology on Democrats' stand on Marines in Lebanon; details given. [Last night, BUSH - gives closing debate statement] Republican claims of Bush victory in debate outlined.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Ohio) Reagan's campaign swing on Harry Truman's railroad car examined; films shown. [REAGAN - attacks Mondale's policies.] Fee charged reporters to accompany President on train mentioned. [REAGAN - reads Mondale sign; dismisses its message; won't have Bush apologize for remark about Beirut Marines last night.] Reagan's poll standing noted resembling Thomas E. Dewey's in 1948.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) [MONDALE - responds to Bush's refusal to apologize about Marines remark.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Sherr, Lynn;
Simpson, Carole

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