ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 09, 1984
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(NYC) Cultural approach to age issue and leaders noted illustrated by USSR 's Konstantin Chernenko, China's Deng Xiaoping; possibility that President Reagan's age is taking on new significance in current campaign noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Representative Tony Coelho, in today's "Wall Street Journal", reported claiming Reagan accentuated his age during Sunday debate; details outlined on screen. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - agrees with Coelho's analysis of President's debate performance reflecting his age.] Age issue in campaign discussed. [Sunday, REAGAN - fumbles.] [This summer, Nancy REAGAN - feeds husband response to reporter's question.] Michael Deaver's acknowledgement that President frequently falls asleep during cabinet mtgs. recalled; Reagan shown apparently drifting off during audience with Pope John Paul II.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten
(Studio) Med. aspect of age issue discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Dr. Timothy Johnson
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