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1984 Vote / Reagan, Mondale #91346

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 24, 1984
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(5) Reagan campaign advisers reported committed to hard-line campaigning despite President's lead over Walter Mondale in polls.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Chicago, Illinois) President's post-convention appearance in Dallas featured; films shown. [REAGAN - doesn't expect easy campaign; encourages campaign workers.] Mgr. Ed Rollins' summary of campaign outlined; President's praise of his foreign policy, with omission of any reference to Lebanon, during appearance before Vets. of For. Wars conference in Chicago noted. [REAGAN - claims USSR aggression has stopped during his presidency; comments on United States invasion of Grenada.] His criticism of Mondale position on B-1, MX and nuclear freeze noted. [REAGAN - quotes Sam Rayburn with regard to "jackass and carpenter".] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' response to inquiry about President's apparent reference to Mondale as jackass quoted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Springfield, Illinois) Mondale mentioned wiring White House of his renewed challenge to President to debate. [MONDALE - jokes about low television ratings for Republican conv.; attacks Reagan campaign strategy.] His criticism of Republican convention outlined. [MONDALE - attacks Reaganomics.] Pro-Reagan demonstrators mentioned, shown.

(Studio) Chief of staff James Baker's dismissal of Mondale's call for several debates quoted; films shown.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Koppel, Ted

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