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Campaign `80 / Reagan Announcement #261065

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 13, 1979
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan's formal declaration of candidacy for president nomination reported; his considered lead mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [1968, REAGAN - campaigns.] [1976, REAGAN - campaigns.] [Today, REAGAN - announces formal candidacy.] Consistency of Reagan's position and staff examined. [REAGAN - jokes; campaigns.] Fundraising success cited. [Frank SINATRA - gives benefit performance.] John Connally's campaign said amassing almost twice as much money; potential problem posed by age question considered. [REAGAN - responds to question about issue.] Attempts by staff to diffuse issue noted; poll response with regard to age listed on screen. [REAGAN - comments on health.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Republican slate examined; John Anderson, Howard Baker, George Bush, John Connally, Philip Crane, Robert Dole, Ben Fernandez, Larry Pressler noted among runners. [PEOPLE - comment on Reagan's lead.] Connally, Baker and Bush said having best chance of beating him; details of each campaign given. [Connally spokesperson Eddie MAHE, Junior - comments.] [Baker spokesperson Senator Richard LUGAR - comments.] [Bush spokesperson David KEENE - comments.] Ed Muskie and George Romney recalled.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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