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1984 Vote / Ferraro #91237

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 1984
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(Studio) Current interest in Geraldine Ferraro's personal and campaign fins. and husband John Zaccaro's initial refusal to release his personal tax returns summarized.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Incr. demand for Zaccaro to release his tax return along with personal fin. statement noted. [ZACCARO - asks for media's patience until financial disclosure is released Monday] Legitimate reasons for Zaccaro wishing to keep his tax returns private examined. [Real estate attorney David GOLDSTICK - explains complexities of Zaccaro's position.] Zaccaro's real estate holdings reviewed. [New York City department of hsing., preservation and development spokesperson Charles PERKINS - praises Zaccaro's record as responsible landlord.] Star Distributors, linked with org. crime, noted one of Zaccaro's renters; his lack of connection with company cited. [ZACCARO - is trying to legally remove Star from his building.] Ferraro said pointing out that no other Vice Presidential candidate `s spouse has been singled out for such treatment; details given.
REPORTER: Steve Shepard

(Studio) Issue of Zaccaro's loan to Ferraro's 1978 Congress campaign, Federal Election Commission fine and loan's repayment recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) 1979 Federal Election Commission documents noted appearing to substantiate Ferraro's claim that former Federal Election Commission attorney David Stein advised her of legality of loan; his current denial mentioned. Details of Federal Election Commission transcripts outlined, discussed. Federal Election Commission attorney Tom Whitehead quoted with regard to Stein's advice to Ferraro; Federal Election Commission general cnsl. William Oldaker's criticism of Stein's legal competence quoted. Commissioner Frank Reiche's opposition to size of Federal Election Commission fine noted. Then-commissioner Thomas Harris quoted regarding fine. [Federal Election Commission commissioner Robert TIERNAN - recalls ambiguity of law at the time.] Jane Fonda's financial backing of husband Tom Hayden's 1976 Congress bid in California cited as example; details given.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Focus of Ferraro's west campaign described.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Seattle, WA) Ferraro's west campaign appearances featured; films shown. [FERRARO - praises Horace Greeley's advice to "go west, young woman..."] Contd. pressure on her concerning fins. examined. [FERRARO - discusses Federal Election Commission ruling, privacy of her relationship with husband; will release financial information Monday]
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Steve;
Sherr, Lynn;
Smith, Jack

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