ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 1984
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(Studio) Importance of Sunday's debate for Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale noted. [MONDALE - explains significance of debate for his campaign] [REAGAN - claims readiness for debate; notes his strategy.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Louisville, Kentucky) Cands.' preparation for debate examined. [Mondale speechwriter Martin KAPLAN - describes general approach to debates.] Lincoln-Douglas debate recalled. [Historian professor James MacGregor BURNS - explains indication of successful debate.] Reagan's handling of Jimmy Carter in 1980 reviewed. [1980, CARTER and REAGAN - attack each other.] [BURNS - discusses strategy necessary for Reagan and Mondale.] [1976, MONDALE - counters Robert Dole in debate.] [1976, Gerald FORD - claims lack of Soviet domination of E. Europe.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld
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