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1980 Presidential Election / Carter / Kennedy / Jordan #266396

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 22, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's statement that good character and reputation for being steady in an emergency will be more important in 1980 elections, than current lead in opinion poll cited. Senator Edward Kennedy said not mentioned by name. Return of Richard Nixon from China (PR) noted. [NIXON - says Carter is a fighter and will not concede election to anyone.] Report with regard to new law which led to full investigation of Hamilton Jordan's alleged use of cocaine introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Watergate scandal said to have spurred congress action creating law requiring automatic investigation of any federal charges against a select group of high government officials. President Carter's role in pushing legislation through Congress noted. White House charges that law invites damaging political abuse cited. [American Bar Association Prof. Herbert MILLER - comments on law.] [Congress Peter RODINO - says tried to avoid political abuses in writing law.]

McManus, Jim;
Rather, Dan

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