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Carter / Pol. Troubles / National Health Insurance / Image Changes #258964

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 28, 1978
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(Studio) Pol. trouble for President Carter's national health insurance plan noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Break between administration and coalition of Senator Edward Kennedy and organized labor detailed. [KENNEDY - states own and administration positions; says there is fundamental difference.] Kennedy's meeting with Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale and others mentioned. [AFL-CIO president George MEANY - says if Carter won't send bill that incls. everyone, then Kennedy and staff must develop one.] Carter's departure for Camp David mentioned. [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph CALIFANO - states considerations involved in decision.] Outlook for national health ins. program given.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Report on attempts to change Carter's image, due to recent political troubles.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Details given of Gerald Rafshoon's talk with out-of-town editors about President's image, reasons for his failing popularity and attempts to change it. Suggestions for some news conferences to be held regionally, like May press conference in Chicago, rather than at Executive Office Building, noted.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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