Mario Cuomo starts off the Democratic Party Convention with an anti-
Reagan speech so powerful that many are left wondering why Mondale
is the one they are expected to vote for, when the party could do so
Donald T. Regan expresses doubts about public support for sanctions
against South Africa. He asks, "Are the women of America prepared to
give up all their jewelry?"
The Nicaraguan Contras, having been painted as heroes by Oliver North,
spoil their good press by killing three children and a pregnant woman.