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October

18

1984

October 18, 1984



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Diary Entry - 10/18/1984

Thursday, October 18, 1984

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Started the day with rehearsal for debate. Then met & had a photo with Carlos Lopez (Portugal) who won the Olympic Marathon. He’s a very small man—age 37.

Then it was off to N.Y. for the Al Smith dinner. Henry Kissinger came by the hotel, we had a good session. He feels my firmness about the Soviets has worked & that if I’m elected they’ll want to get together on arms talks.

Sonny & Leah Werblin came by—he is Toastmaster for the dinner. Then Arch Bishop O’Connor came to escort us to the reception. It is a tradition of the affair that there be a receiving line. We must have shaken more than 1000 hands (1 hr. & 15 min.). Mondale sent regrets which was taken as quite an affront by the people of N.Y. Nancy stayed over & I came back to the W.H.