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1984 Vote / Reagan, Republican Convention #91284

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Decatur, Illinois) President Reagan's Midwest campaign swing today featured; films shown. [REAGAN - decries past admins.; considers Democrat call for tax increase "typical knee-jerk reaction."] Denial that his policies only aid the wealthy noted; advisers' orchestration of presidential appearances with working class members shown. [REAGAN - declines comment on Ferraro's financial problems.] Same reticence said applying to aides Michael Deaver and Richard Darman. [DEAVER - declines comment on Ferraro; believes election will be close.] Expectations in Reagan camp that Ferraro's problems will help President's chances noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Vice President George Bush's remarks to Republican women here regarding economy recovery outlined; films shown. No. women at this convention compared to past Repb convention
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Dallas, Texas) Republican delegates profiled; films shown. [DELEGATES - consider themselves more civilized than Democrats] Socioecon. status and ethnicity of delegates outlined. [DELEGATES - joke about ptys.; anticipate "coronation," landslide; criticize Walter Mondale, deficit, arms race.]
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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