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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Slip in Conservative party, led by Margaret Thatcher, and Thatcher's refusal to tone down right-wing ideology noted. [THATCHER - says it's time for change.] Prime Min. James Callaghan's end-of-campaign activities cited. [CALLAGHAN - comments on job done by Labor government] Liberal party's David Steel's campaign outlined. Closeness of race examined.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Impt. of race to Jeremy Thorpe stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Devon, England) Jeremy Thorpe's North Devon parliamentary race amid scandal involving Thorpe's alleged murder attempt of gay lover detailed. Thorpe's denial of charge with regard to murder contract taken out on Norman Scott reported [THORPE - campaigns.] Local court ban on pretrial publicity and postponement of trial during campaign stated; Mrs. Thorpe's support for husband cited. [THORPE - says people talk about pols., not the trial.] [PEOPLE - comment on Thorpe.] Pol. consequences should Thorpe be election, then convicted on murder chgs. noted.

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Lee, Mike

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