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Carter / Cong. Meetings / Popularity Poll #254650

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 17, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's mtgs. with Congmen., in preparation for beginning of new session of Congress, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of mtgs. given. [House speaker O'NEILL - says Congress can't handle same amount of administration messages as last year] [Representative Tim WIRTH - expects major economy battles; cites tax reform program as single most important issue.] [Representative Leon PANETTA - says there has to be better communication between White House and Congress] Upcoming Congress elections noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Urban League executive director Vernon Jordan's criticisms of Carter tax reform program quoted. Results of CBS-"New York Times" poll with regard to Carter's popularity noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Harry Truman's quote with regard to president quoted. Film of inauguration and other events shown. Carter's decline in popularity in 1st year compared and contrasted to ratings after 1st year of John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Issues involved in poll with regard to Mideast and other for. policy matters, unemployment, inflation, balanced budget, economy and trust in government Film of Carter speech October 1, 1976 shown. [CARTER - talks of unemployment, inflation and balanced budget.] Vietnam war and Watergate mentioned. Other details with regard to poll cited.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Sampling error margin noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Pierpoint, Robert

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