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1984 Vote / Hart-Mondale Contest #89353

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 1984
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(Studio) Ernest Hollings reported endorsing Gary Hart's president bid. [HOLLINGS - explains his endorsement in light of long-standing personal relationship with Walter Mondale.] Importance of Hollings' support for Hart's south campaign explained.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) ABC "News-Washington Post" poll on upcoming Democrat primaries in Florida, Alabama and Massachusetts and implications for Hart's race against Mondale detailed on screen, discussed; standings of John Glenn, Jesse Jackson and George McGovern noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Mondale's revised campaign schedule today mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Atlanta, Georgia) Mondale's southern campaign efforts today examined. [MONDALE - offers self to voters as he is without changing; discusses his concern for children's response to present status of campaign, his own reaction to adversity; jokes about being underdog.]

(Studio) Hart's campaign stops in Oklahoma and Illinois today discussed. Films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Seattle, WA) Upcoming Democrat caucuses and number delegates at stake illustrated on screen; Hart campaign`s continual efforts here examined. Films shown. Possible role of organized labor here in Mondale's bid noted. [Union OFFICIAL - urges mbrs. to vote for Mondale.]
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

(Studio) TV's role in John F. Kennedy's 1960 campaign recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Atlanta, Georgia) Importance of local television coverage to presidential candidates such as Hart, Glenn, Jackson and others examined. [Media consultant Robert SQUIER - explains local stations' interest] ["Atlanta Journal" columnist Dick WILLIAMS - discusses TV's new role in Georgia pols.] Cands.' attitude toward local newscasts thought illustrated by Mondale's recent paid coverage; details given, scenes shown. [Georgia Mondale chairperson Zell MILLER - cites importance and preferability of local news coverage over paid commercials.] [WSB-TV vice president general manager Fred BARBER - cites larger audience for local newscasts.]
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) ABC pollster Jeff Alderman's comment on polls mentioned; latest Gallup poll results indicating Hart's hypothetical win over Ronald Reagan, Reagan's over Mondale and "USA Today" poll showing the opposite outlined on screen, discussed. [REAGAN - doesn't care who Democratic candidate is.] President's comment on Hart's "new ideas" theme quoted. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Serafin, Barry;
Vanocur, Sander

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