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1984 Vote / Republican Convention #91318

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 22, 1984
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(Studio) Lyndon Johnson's defeat of Barry Goldwater in 1964 recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Dallas, Texas) Goldwater's role as conservative in Republican party reviewed; films shown. [GOLDWATER - discusses loss to Johnson; advises Reagan-Bush ticket; refers to Geraldine Ferraro as Mrs. Zaccaro; is proudest of 50 year marriage.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Relative lack of blacks in Republican party noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Dallas, Texas) No. black delegates at Republican convention and their role in party currently examined; group's tour of Southfork mentioned, shown. [U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel PIERCE - paraphrases Abraham Lincoln.] [National Black Republican Council spokesperson Legree DANIELS - criticizes Democratic party's attitude toward blacks.] [Delegate Donella JACKSON - thinks anyone can pull. themselves up by the bootstraps.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Benjamin HOOKS - responds.] [Delegate Norris SYDNOR - claims blacks have progressed under Reagan.] Pol. basis in selection of black delegates for convention cited.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard;
Wooten, Jim

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