CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 30, 1979
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(Studio) Endorsement of Senator Edward Kennedy for president by National Treasury Employees Union, former Senator Dick Clark and Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Importance of Richard Daley to political cands. recalled; films shown. Mayor Jane Byrne's role in Democrat pols, noted; attempts by Press Carter 2 weeks ago to win her support recalled. Films shown Reasons for Byrne's endorsement of Kennedy rather than Carter outlined. [BYRNE - comments on need for leadership] Details of Byrne's telephone call to Carter this morning given.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara
(DC) Carter's reaction to Byrne's switch, after her public declaration 2 weeks ago of support for him, examined. Democratic party chairperson John White quoted. [KENNEDY - comments on support of Byrne.] Resignation of former Senator Dick Clark from administration refugee post to campaign for Kennedy noted. [CLARK - comments.] Carter's letter of acceptance shown, detailed, quoted on screen. Clark spokesperson quoted with regard to neutrality issue; inevitability of more defections from Carter staff due to number of Kennedy supporters in White House considered.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint