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1984 Vote / Republican Convention #91255

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 17, 1984
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(Studio) Upcoming Republican convention noted hoping to emphasize party unity.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Dallas, Texas) Change in Republican party from that of the moderates, representative by Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, to more conservative with 1964 candidacy of Barry Goldwater examined. [1964, GOLDWATER - "...extremism in defense of liberty..." convention speech.] Implications of Ronald Reagan's 1980 election for Republican moderates considered. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - believes Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to Republican platform.] 1984 platform fight said between conservatives and ultra-conservatives; its general approach to various issues listed. Reagan's desire for loophole in platform allowing him to raise taxes noted defeated. [Representative Jack KEMP - calls for unambiguous opposition to tax increases for now and foreseeable future.] [Representative James LEACH - fears Republican party will be weakened if moderates aren't courted.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) No. delegates and alternates, news media at convention mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Dallas, Texas) City's history, economy and soc. mentality examined; films shown. [Historian A.C. GREENE - notes Dallas loves millionaires.] [Developer Trammell CROW - thinks city has more ambition than elsewhere.] Films of John F. Kennedy's November 1963 assassination here shown; "Dallas" setting of Southfork noted usurping Dealey Plaza and Texas School Book Depository as main tourist attraction. [City cnclman. Al LIPSCOMB - thinks blacks are as invisible in real city as they are in "Dallas."]
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

6:18:20 (COMMERCIAL: Upcoming item; Apple Macintosh Computers; Carnival Cruise Lines; Kellogg's Bran Flakes; UPS.)

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard;
Wooten, Jim

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