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CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1978
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(Studio) ERA supporters' battle for ratification in Florida, with help over wkend. from Rosalynn Carter, noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tampa, Florida) ERA supporters' efforts in Florida outlined; Mrs. Carter's appearance in Tampa mentioned. [Florida president NOW Rebecca BERG - describes help Mrs. Carter's presence will give to fundraising mtgs. in state. Notes President Carter's lack of help.] [Mrs. CARTER - says ERA has to be ratified.] Problems in telephone hookup with other ptys. in state reported [WOMAN - notes Southern Bell has caused missing of Mrs. Carter's phone call.] Appearance of other celebrities, include Maureen Reagan, at Florida ptys. cited.
REPORTER: Lee Thornton

(Studio) Charges of anti-ERA forces that taxpayers paid for trip to Tampa mentioned. Statement from Mrs. Carter, who officially went to Orlando to dedicate building, with regard to payments for trip by government and by national Democratic Party cited.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Thornton, Lee

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