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Carter-Reagan Debate / Carter Interview #267313

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 17, 1980
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(Studio) Carter-Reagan debate said agreed upon, with details and format negotiable. League of Women Voters said asking for debate in Cleveland, Ohio, week before election John Anderson said not include
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Reagan's reasons for agreeing to debate given. [REAGAN - says Carter's conscience must be guide to whether he meets Anderson. Is eager to debate Carter.] Positive aspects of Reagan campaign noted. Reagan meeting with Edward Koch shown. Reagan campaign said feared stalled. Reagan strategy assessed. [REAGAN - says Carter reneges.] In debate, Reagan said portrayed as underdog due to Carter incumbency.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) [CARTER - tells anchor why he wants debate.] Anchor interviews President Interview said part of series to be presented on broadcast next week Anderson attitude noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Decision called set back to Anderson. [ANDERSON - feels outrage.] Anderson charge that League knuckles under to White House noted. In Santa Barbara, California, Anderson said spking. of buying television time adjacent to debate broadcast Anderson's resources noted. Anderson TV commercial played. Said scheduled for networks. Anderson's need for fed. funds said further race incentive.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

(Studio) Walter Mondale said proposing Vice President debate to League.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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