CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 10, 1979
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REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) White House officials reported convinced Senator Edward Kennedy is trying to force President Carter to withdraw from reelec. race; Carter aide quoted. Kennedy spokesperson noted not denying strategy. Carter staff criticism of Kennedy's non-candidacy outlined. [Democratic national chairperson John WHITE - says Kennedy's one of most popular figs. in American today; cities divisive effect of Kennedy-Carter fight.] Carter operatives said fighting for victory in Florida straw primary in November; details given. Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to energy and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) as issues. House speaker Thomas O'Neill quoted with regard to being unable to deny nomination to Kennedy should he run.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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