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Carter News Conference / Economy / Election `78 / Mideast Peace Talks #255792

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's comments on election `78 outcomes, during press conference in Kansas City, Missouri, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kansas City, Missouri) Carter's address to and reception by Future Farmers of American convention in Kansas City reported Details of press conference given, include lack of many or any questions on issues like Mideast, Iran and economy [CARTER - will do anything he can with own authority and in influencing Congress to ensure success of anti-inflation program. Comments on outcome of elecs. in which he campaigned for House, Senator and governor candidates and on effect of elec. on Democratic party and its policies.] Israelis' apparent proposal to weaken language in treaty with Egypt, concerning linkage of this treaty with west bank problems, noted. [CARTER - favors present treaty language pledging both ptys. to carrying out comprehensive peace agreement as agreed at Camp David. Says it's matter of negotiation between leaders; has heard prime Min. Menahem Begin say he doesn't want separate peace treaty with Egypt and mentioned that President Anwar Sadat feels same way.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Begin's lack of response to Carter remarks, while on speaking tour of Canada, noted; his promise to hold news conference on Friday reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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