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1984 Vote / Debate, Mondale #91475

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 1984
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(Studio) No. debates with President Reagan sought by Walter Mondale's aides noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Negotiations between aides of both cands. examined; films shown. [Mondale spokesperson James JOHNSON, James BAKER - explain their positions.] Confidence of each aide in their cand.'s debating ability cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(North Oaks, Minnesota) Mondale's campaign weakness, his public dullness, and hurdle posed by Reagan's professor personality examined; films shown. [MONDALE - mocks himself.] [Governor Charles ROBB - would like public to know private Mondale.] [MONDALE - is surprised at public's perception of him.] His apparent private personality versus public one discussed. [MONDALE - jokes with reporters] Mondale's lack of vanity regarding television image noted. [MONDALE - claims what you see is what you get.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Koppel, Ted

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