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    USA

    WALTER MONDALE HAS BEEN A UNITED STATES SENATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT. NOW HE IS DEMOCRATS' NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. ...WHO IS WALTER MONDALE AND WHAT DOES HE STAND FOR? HERE'S A LOOK AT THE MAN, BOTH PAST AND PRESENT.

    ...THE 1984 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN SAN FRANCISCO IN JULY. WALTER "FRITZ" MONDALE BECAME HIS PARTY'S NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

    -- HE HAD MARSHALLED ALL HIS TROOPS...PERHAPS THE MOST CRITICAL, THOSE OF ORGANIZED LABOR, HIS TRADITIONALLY ALLY OVER MANY YEARS.

    ...MONDALE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAMILY MAN, AND HIS FOCUS COMES NATURALLY...DESCEND FROM SCANDINAVIAN FARMERS, MONDALE'S FAMILY TOOK ITS NAME FROM THE NORWEGIAN VILLAGE OF MUNDAL. HE ALSO TOOK FROM NORWEGIAN CULTURE A DELIBERATE, RESERVED CHARACTER.

    ...MONDALE'S FATHER WAS A METHODIST MINISTER AND FARMER...HIS MOTHER A PIANO TEACHER. THE ELDER MONDALE IMBUED HIS CHILDREN WITH A SENSE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE.

    ...WALTER MONDALE GREW UP DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION IN AN ATMOSPHERE CHARGED WITH ENTHUSIASM FOR THE IDEAS OF PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT'S "NEW DEAL." THESE REFLECTED THE VIEWS OF THE REVEREND MONDALE, WHO BELIEVED IN USING GOVERNMENT TO EVEN THE SCALES ON BEHALF OF THE POWERLESS.

    ...MONDALE WAS A TEAM PLAYER EVEN IN HIGH SCHOOL...WHERE HIS LEADERSHIP ABILITIES WERE RECOGNIZED AND HE WAS ELECTED CAPTAIN OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM.

    ...THE GRAINY PHOTOS IN THE FAMILY ALBUM ARE NEARLY FORTY YEARS OLD NOT...BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE THE MAN IN THE BOY'S MIDWESTERN OPENNESS OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS PICTURE.

    ...AT COLLEGE, AND STILL A YEAR SHORT OF VOTING AGE, MONDALE BECAME HUBERT HUMPHREY'S UNPAID FIELD ORGANIZER...A RELATIONSHIP THAT WAS TO CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF HUMPHREY'S LIFE, AS HE SERVED AS SENATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT.

    ....EXCEPT FOR BRIEF INTERLUDES IN THE ARMY AND AS A LAW STUDENT, MONDALE STAYED IN POLITICS OVER THE NEXT 35 YEARS.

    IN 1955 HE MARRIED JOAN ADAMS, DAUGHTER OF A PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER. A FAMILY OF THREE CHILDREN FOLLOWED. MONDALE'S POLITICAL CAREER WAS LAUNCHED WITH THE APPOINTMENT TO A VACANT ATTORNEY GENERALSHIP IN MINNESOTA IN 1960 AND, FOUR YEARS LATER, TO THE SENATE SEAT OF HUBERT HUMPHREY, WHO BECAME VICE PRESIDENT.

    ...DESPITE MONDALE'S OBVIOUS POLITICAL AMBITION, HE SEES A WIDER WORLD THAN WASHINGTON, AND ENJOYS TIME WITH HIS FAMILY TO FIND A MORE BALANCED PERSPECTIVE.

    ...WHILE MONDALE'S NORWEGIAN RESERVE HAS KEPT HIM FROM BEING ENTIRELY COMFORTABLE WITH THE BACKSLIDING RITUALS OF POLITICS, HE LIKES PEOPLE, ...

  • Description

    MONDALE PROFILE
    ON CAMERA ANCHOR LEAD-IN:
    MONDALE ON ROSTUM SOUND BITE 0.25
    SOUND UP OVER CU WOMEN 0.26
    VARIOUS SHOTS - CHEERING DELEGATES SOUND UNDER "IT'S FRITZ" HEADLINE OTHER CONVENTION SHOTS 0.45
    SOUND UP :02 SECS OVER FAMILY ON ROSTRUM 0.47
    SAME SHOT - DISSOLVE TO OLD MONDALE PHOTOS - PULL IN ON MONDALE PAN UP ON BROTHERS DISSOLVE TO 2-SHOT WITH FATHER 1.12
    MUSIC UP :03 SECS. OVER BREADLINE 1.15
    ANOTHER ANGLE DEPRESSION ERA DISSOLVE TO PRES. ROOSEVELT ANOTHER ANGLE ROOSEVELT PAN OVER FOOTBALL TEAM 1.32
    MONDALE ON TEAM PAN UP OVER MONDALE CARRYING BALL 1.40
    MUSIC UP OVER PHOTO 1.42
    CLASS PICTURE PULL IN TO CU MONDALE
    DISSOLVE TO MONDALE WITH HUBERT HUMPHREY MONDALE IN ARMY UNIFORM PAN DOWN ON JOAN MONDALE WITH BANQUET DISSOLVE TO MARRIED COUPLE 2.22
    MONDALES WITH CHILDREN PAN UP ON MONDALES 2.38
    FOOTAGE MONDALE CHOPPING LOG PICNIC SHOTS WITH FAMILY 2.46
    MONDALE BITE -V/O PICNIC SHOTS 3.02
    NAT. SOUND UP :05 SECS. TO CU JOAN - NARRATION 3.07
    CU JOAN - BEGIN NARRATION VARIOUS PICNIC SHOTS 3.29
    OLD PHOTOS - DISSOLVE TO 3.56
    SHOT WITH PRES KENNEDY.
    SENATE HEARINGS
    VARIOUS SHOTS
    MONDALE COLOR FOOTAGE
    WITH CHILDREN - COMPUTERS
    CU CHILDREN
    MONDALE V/O PRINTOUT - DISSOLVE TO CU CHILDREN'S FACES 4.12
    DISSOLVE TO FIELD 4.38
    PAN UP ON WARNING
    VARIOUS TOXIC WASTE
    SHOTS (BARRELS, CANS)
    BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF WALTER MONDALE
    SOUND UNDER - PRES. CARTER, MONDALE ON ROSTRUM 5.01
    ANGLE ON DELEGATES CHEERING GEORGIA DELEGATION SIGN PAN OVER
    SOUND UP OVER FANFARE - B & W SHOT TO FULL 2-SHOT MONDALE & MENACHEM BEGIN 5.09
    MONDALE WITH WORLD LEADERS 5.22
    CHINA TALKS
    PAN DOWN FROM FLAGS TO VIENNA TALK - OTHER VIEWS
    MUSIC UP :06 SECS. TO AIRPORT GREETING 5.28
    BEGIN, SADAT, MONDALE TREATY TALKS 5.36
    MONDALE V/O BITE ROSTRUM WITH SADAT MEDLEY OF PEOPLE SHOTS CU'S - VARIOUS ANGLES 6.01
    NARR. OVER STAFF CONFERENCE SHOTS - SOUND UNDER CU'S - VARIOUS ANGLES 6.17
    SOUND UP TO MONDALE'S "...THE AVERAGE FAMILY" 6.28
    SOUND UNDER REST OF STAFF MEETING INSIDE AIRCRAFT 6.47
    PAN OVER CANDIDATES -- VARIOUS SHOTS TO QUICK CUT JESSE JACKSON 6.52
    VARIOUS QUICK CAMPAIGN SHOTS SOUND UP OVER 7.06
    SOUND UP OVER
    HEADLINES, MONDALE CAMPAIGNS - TO "WHERE'S THE BEEF?" TEE-SHIRTS 7.17
    NAMES OF CITIES - PHONE TAKES OFF 7.29
    SOUND UP OVER CAMPAIGN :05 SECS. TO MONDALE POURING COFFEE 7.34
    MORE SIMILAR SHOTS PLANES TAKES OFF 7.43
    SOUND BITE - ON CAMERA MONDALE 7.49
    SOUND UP OVER BALLOONS, CELEBRATION - SHOT WITH FERRARO 7.58
    MONDALE & FERRARO 8.18
    SOUND UP OVER CONVENTION TO END
    TRANSCRIPTS:
    WALTER MODALE: "I not only ask for the support of those of you who've given me your support, but I've got to have the help of everyone. We're in this together. And we've got to win it together. We must win this election in 1984, and I must have your help. It's not just my cause. It's our cause. And we must win it...win it together."
    "What I learned during the campaign was how important the family really is. Joan, Teddy, Eleanor, William...they all just pitched in and helped each other out. We all seemed to grow a little bit."
    "My Dad and my Mon taught each of us that we could be anything we wanted to be. All we had to do was be honest and work for it. That is supposed to be what America is all about. Every child ought to have a chance to fulfill his or her dreams. I want to make our nation and our world safer. I want to make it more hopeful, and I believe that's what a President for."
    ..."We must bring the deficit down dramatically, and I will. We must invest in the future at the same time. Taxes are unfair on the average worker...the average family..."
    "I want to be President of the United States. Thank you."
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    Background: USA

    WALTER MONDALE HAS BEEN A UNITED STATES SENATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT. NOW HE IS DEMOCRATS' NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. ...WHO IS WALTER MONDALE AND WHAT DOES HE STAND FOR? HERE'S A LOOK AT THE MAN, BOTH PAST AND PRESENT.

    ...THE 1984 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN SAN FRANCISCO IN JULY. WALTER "FRITZ" MONDALE BECAME HIS PARTY'S NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

    -- HE HAD MARSHALLED ALL HIS TROOPS...PERHAPS THE MOST CRITICAL, THOSE OF ORGANIZED LABOR, HIS TRADITIONALLY ALLY OVER MANY YEARS.

    ...MONDALE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAMILY MAN, AND HIS FOCUS COMES NATURALLY...DESCEND FROM SCANDINAVIAN FARMERS, MONDALE'S FAMILY TOOK ITS NAME FROM THE NORWEGIAN VILLAGE OF MUNDAL. HE ALSO TOOK FROM NORWEGIAN CULTURE A DELIBERATE, RESERVED CHARACTER.

    ...MONDALE'S FATHER WAS A METHODIST MINISTER AND FARMER...HIS MOTHER A PIANO TEACHER. THE ELDER MONDALE IMBUED HIS CHILDREN WITH A SENSE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE.

    ...WALTER MONDALE GREW UP DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION IN AN ATMOSPHERE CHARGED WITH ENTHUSIASM FOR THE IDEAS OF PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT'S "NEW DEAL." THESE REFLECTED THE VIEWS OF THE REVEREND MONDALE, WHO BELIEVED IN USING GOVERNMENT TO EVEN THE SCALES ON BEHALF OF THE POWERLESS.

    ...MONDALE WAS A TEAM PLAYER EVEN IN HIGH SCHOOL...WHERE HIS LEADERSHIP ABILITIES WERE RECOGNIZED AND HE WAS ELECTED CAPTAIN OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM.

    ...THE GRAINY PHOTOS IN THE FAMILY ALBUM ARE NEARLY FORTY YEARS OLD NOT...BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE THE MAN IN THE BOY'S MIDWESTERN OPENNESS OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS PICTURE.

    ...AT COLLEGE, AND STILL A YEAR SHORT OF VOTING AGE, MONDALE BECAME HUBERT HUMPHREY'S UNPAID FIELD ORGANIZER...A RELATIONSHIP THAT WAS TO CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF HUMPHREY'S LIFE, AS HE SERVED AS SENATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT.

    ....EXCEPT FOR BRIEF INTERLUDES IN THE ARMY AND AS A LAW STUDENT, MONDALE STAYED IN POLITICS OVER THE NEXT 35 YEARS.

    IN 1955 HE MARRIED JOAN ADAMS, DAUGHTER OF A PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER. A FAMILY OF THREE CHILDREN FOLLOWED. MONDALE'S POLITICAL CAREER WAS LAUNCHED WITH THE APPOINTMENT TO A VACANT ATTORNEY GENERALSHIP IN MINNESOTA IN 1960 AND, FOUR YEARS LATER, TO THE SENATE SEAT OF HUBERT HUMPHREY, WHO BECAME VICE PRESIDENT.

    ...DESPITE MONDALE'S OBVIOUS POLITICAL AMBITION, HE SEES A WIDER WORLD THAN WASHINGTON, AND ENJOYS TIME WITH HIS FAMILY TO FIND A MORE BALANCED PERSPECTIVE.

    ...WHILE MONDALE'S NORWEGIAN RESERVE HAS KEPT HIM FROM BEING ENTIRELY COMFORTABLE WITH THE BACKSLIDING RITUALS OF POLITICS, HE LIKES PEOPLE, ... AND THIS COMES THROUGH WITH THE PEOPLE HE TALKS TO. HIS LOVE OF THE OUTDOORS...SKIING, PLAYING TENNIS, AND HIS ADDICTION TO FISHING...DOUBTLESS HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH HIS BOYHOOD CAMPING TRIPS WITH HIS FATHER.

    ...FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF HIS POLITICAL CAREER, FRITZ MONDALE DEVOTED MUCH OF HIS ENERGY TO PROBLEMS OF THE FAMILY, SUCH AS DAY CARE AND CHILD ABUSE. AS CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH, HE BECAME KNOWN AS "THE CHILDREN'S SENATOR." CHILD NUTRITION, "HEADSTART," THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT...THESE THINGS HAD THE MONDALE STAMP ON THEM....TODAY HIS CONVICTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF CHILDREN ARE STRONGER THAN EVER.

    ...AS MINNESOTA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL, MONDALE BECAME ONE OF THE PIONEERS IN CONSUMER PROTECTION. FROM ENACTING LANDMARK AUTO SAFETY LAWS...

    ...HE FOUGHT TO CLEAN UP TOXIC WASTE BY MEANS OF A FEDERAL "SUPERFUND."
    ...MONDALE'S ABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH CONGRESS -- TO GET ALONG WITH REASONABLE POLITICIANS OF OPPOSING VIEWS IN ORDER TO REACH HIS LEGISLATIVE GOALS -- IS THE MARK OF A POLITICAL PROFESSIONAL. THAT, AS MUCH AS ANY OF HIS OTHER QUALITIES, LED HIM INTO THE NATIONAL LIMELIGHT. ...MONDALE RULED OUT AN ATTEMPT FOR THE 1976 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION TWO YEARS BEFORE THE CONVENTION. INSTEAD, HE BECAME PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER'S RUNNING MATE.

    ...MONDALE'S WASHINGTON EXPERIENCE AND NORTHERN LIBERALISM WERE DESIRABLE ASSETS FOR CARTER, WHOSE ELECTORAL CAREER HAD BEEN ENTIRELY CONFINED TO GEORGIA.

    ...AS VICE PRESIDENT, MONDALE GOT TO KNOW THE WORLD AND ITS LEADERS. WHETHER IN CHINA, WHERE HIS NEGOTIATING SKILLS OPENED UP DRAMATIC NEW AVENUES OF TRADE...OR IN VIENNA WHERE HE CONFRONTED THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA OVER HUMAN RIGHTS...

    ...OR AT CAMP DAVID, WHERE HE HELPED DRAFT THE PEACE TREATY BETWEEN ISRAEL AND EGYPT...MONDALE BECAME KNOWN AS AN ACTIVE, EFFECTIVE VICE PRESIDENT.

    ...WALTER MONDALE SHARES THE DEEP-SEATED COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL WELFARE LIBERALISM OF HIS MENTOR, THE LATE SENATOR HUBERT H. HUMPHREY. DURING MONDALE'S TWELVE YEARS IN THE SENATE, HE COMPILED A STRONGLY LIBERAL RECORD.

    ....HE FOUGHT THE BATTLES FOR CIVIL RIGHTS FOR BLACKS, WINNING VICTORIES IN OPEN HOUSING AND BUSING OF BLACK CHILDREN TO WHITE SCHOOLS. SINCE HIS EARLY DAYS ROUNDING UP VOTERS IN THE SMALL TOWNS OF MINNESOTA, MONDALE REMAINS A QUINTESSENTIAL PRODUCT OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM -- SHAPED BY IT AND DEDICATED TO ITS TRADITIONS AND VALUES.

    ...IN FEBRUARY OF 1983, MONDALE ANNOUNCED HE WOULD BE A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT. FROM THERE, HE WENT ABOUT COMPETING -- JUST AS HE HAD AMID THE FIELDS OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... IN PRIMARIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

    ...HUBERT HUMPHREY ONCE WONDERED ALOUD IF FRITZ MONDALE HAD THE DRIVE AND PERSEVERANCE TO BECOME PRESIDENT ....WHAT HE CALLED "FIRE IN THE BELLY."
    ...NOW, ON THE ARDUOUS PRIMARY CAMPAIGN TRAIL, HE WAS PROVING THAT HE INDEED HAS THAT FIRE.

    ...HIS CAREFUL, PRAGMATIC APPROACH WON WALTER MONDALE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION. NOW IT REMAINS FOR HIM TO WIN THE RACE.

    ....IN A FINAL BOLD STROKE...BEFORE THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION...WALTER MONDALE SELECTED GERALDINE FERRARO AS HIS VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE...THE FIRST WOMAN EVER TO BE SELECTED AS A VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF A MAJOR PARTY.

    Source: USIA 1" VIDEO TAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA71PHJLWFF51E32YS0OOGS9YJE
    Media URN:
    VLVA71PHJLWFF51E32YS0OOGS9YJE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:08:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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