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Billy Carter Affair / Campaign `80 #267568

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 31, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's response to yesterday's report of Justice Department's criticism of him with regard to its investigation of Billy Carter's Libya connection recalled; possibility now of Billy Carter facing chgs. noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Possibility of perjury chgs. being lodged against Billy Carter examined; portions of report quoted on screen, discussed. [Billy CARTER - discusses report] Report's criticism of President noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Special cnsl. heading Billy Carter investigation said recommending that Justice Department report not be released at this time.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Des Plaines, Illinois) Ronald Reagan's response to Justice Department's assessment of President Carter's cooperation in its investigation of his brother noted. [REAGAN - comments.] Apparent strategy employed by Reagan in affair outlined; his campaign activities today examined. Films shown.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Memphis, Tennessee) President Carter's campaign efforts today examined; films shown. Aide Stuart Eizenstat's use of recording by Reagan with regard to his position on Medicare noted; portions of album heard. [CARTER - campaigns. with album.] Possible influence of hostage crisis on President's campaign considered; evident strategy urged by Eizenstat outlined.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) White House aide Frank Moore reported leaving Carter campaign; his recent remarks on Ayatollah Khomeini's health recalled. Details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed;
Jones, Phil

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