CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 24, 1979
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(Studio) Final report in series introd
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [January 20, 1977, CARTER - repeats inaugural oath.] CBS "News-New York Times" polls on Carter's popularity then and during recent Camp David domestic summit compared; figs. given. [Communications assistant to president Gerald RAFSHOON - says when president consistently enters controversial areas, it's not easy to be popular.] [Press Secretary Jody POWELL - comments on necessity of making right decision although it may not be the popular one.] [Assistant to president Tim KRAFT - criticizes network's polls in conjunction with newspapers.] Results of this week's polls, showing Carter's personal popularity and voter doubt over his leadership ability noted. Kraft said leaving White House to manage president's campaign [KRAFT - discusses campaign] Status of Carter campaign at present outlined. [KRAFT - comments.] Possible campaign tactics considered. [Iowa, July 24,22; Florida March 7; July 15, 1976 CARTER - speaks about DC.] Problem posed Carter by Senator Edward Kennedy's popularity examined. [December 10, 1978, KENNEDY - speaks to Democrat mini conv.] Carter staff response to Kennedy, Governor Jerry Brown cited. [KRAFT - comments.] Benefit to Carter if Ronald Reagan opposes him considered. [RAFSHOON - discusses cands.] Review of series this week
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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