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Campaign `80 / Carter / Reagan #267302

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter and Ronald Reagan noted both attending Alfred E. Smith memorial dinner tonight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Birmingham, Michigan) Reverend Ralph Abernathy, associate of Martin Luther King, Junior, reported endorsing Reagan; his past support for Carter and Edward Kennedy recalled. [ABERNATHY - announces endorsement of Reagan.] [Reverend Hosea WILLIAMS - joins endorsement.] Presence at Michigan rally of Gerald Ford noted. [REAGAN - campaigns.] Some Reagan aides said now encouraging him to debate Carter; details given.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Mayor Charles Evers' criticism of President Carter reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Kennedy's campaign effort for Carter examined; films shown. [KENNEDY - comments on Reagan.] Kennedy's campaign strategy outlined. [CARTER - notes Kennedy's effort.] [KENNEDY - campaigns.] Kennedy's immediate campaign plans reported; Carter campaign commercial featuring Kennedy shown. Response to Kennedy's efforts by Democrats such as party chairperson John White and Press Secretary Jody Powell noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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