CBS Evening News for Friday, May 04, 1979
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(Studio) Carter's 1976 Iowa campaign recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Des Moines, Iowa) Decr. in Carter's popularity in Iowa, especially among farmers due to possible fuel shortage, reported [CARTER - will not allow rural American to run dry.] Carter's link of own struggle with Congress over standby gasoline rationing plan with emergency proposal of Governor Jerry Brown for California outlined. [CARTER - comments on Brown's plan; will support the governor] Carter quoted on inflation. [KCCI-TV Mark BRAUN - asks question with regard to Carter's formal announcement of reelec. intentions.] [CARTER - responds.] Carter's efforts at Democratic party reception in light of eroding party support in state considered. The President's undeclared campaign efforts recently recalled, include visit to New Hampshire, the first primary state, and upcoming California visit to Mexican-American caucus.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(Studio) Impt. of Mexican-American voting block in California and its reaction to Carter in 1978 cited.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Los Angeles, California) Carter's visit last year to Los Angeles in which he bypassed Mexican-American festival for visit with blacks in Watts recalled; films shown. Carter's presence this year at festival and warning to him re: tenuousness of Mexican-American votes detailed. [TV commentator Danny VILLANUEVA - comments on community's concern with regard to Carter.] Hispanic criticism of Carter outlined. [Attorney Manuel LOPEZ - comments on Carter relationship with Mexican-American community.] Support for Jerry Brown among Hispanic groups in California compared to attitude towards Carter. Restaurant owner Lucy Casado's role in Brown-Linda Ronstadt relationship stated. [CASADO - discusses Brown's support of Mexican-American culture.] [State assemblyman Art TORRES - supports Brown and Senator Edward Kennedy.] Reception for Carter here and Kennedy's popularity discussed.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint