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Election `78 / Issues / Poll #255782

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1978
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(Studio) Pre-elec. CBS "News-New York Times" poll of candidates on issues and poll of voters on same issues after they had cast ballots noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Conservative view of public on social and economy issues outlined. Elec. of most incumbents, major of them Democrats, to congress seats reported Conservative attitudes taken by candidates noted. Elected candidates' views of President Carter's effect on their campaigns stated. Public's apparent readiness to take on tougher anti-inflation measures than Carter or Congress are detailed; issues listed. Voters' opinion on effectiveness of elected officials reported.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Democrat major said to remain in House, despite Republican gains. Women representatives' losses in House and gain in Senate noted; 16 to be in House and Nancy Landon Kassebaum, daughter of one-time presidential candidate Alf Landon, to be in Senator from Kansas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kansas) Reaction of Ms. Kassebaum to senate win reported [KASSEBAUM - says being Alf Landon's daughter was important part of her identification in primary, but doesn't believe it was that much of a factor in general election] Background on her campaign and father's role in it given. [LANDON - says being only woman in Senate will put daughter in spotlight.] [KASSEBAUM - thinks maybe she can provide example to women to get more involved.] Her plans for immediate future outlined. [KASSEBAUM - says this is end of campaign.] Landon noted presently residing in Topeka. Daughter said to be Vice President of 2 Wichita radio stations.
REPORTER: Bob Jordan (KTVH newstape) (WIBW-TV newstape)

(Studio) Status of black candidates in House and Senator reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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