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Campaign `80 / Elec. #268096

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1980
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(Studio) Republican sweep of Senator races noted; loss of Senator Herman Talmadge and apparent narrow victory of Senator Barry Goldwater reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) National Conservative Pol. Action Committee (NCPAC) hit list said targeting Senators Alan Cranston, Thomas Eagleton, Frank Church, George McGovern, John Culver and Birch Bayh; results of Senators' reelec. bids noted. [NCPAC spokesperson Terry DOLAN - warns Ronald Reagan.] Results of races of John Durkin, Gaylord Nelson mentioned; actual effectiveness of right-wing fundamentalists discussed. [BAYH - comments.] NCPAC's role in Iowa race of John Grassley mentioned. [McGOVERN - calls for antidote to extremism.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Implications of Republican sweep of Senator examined; Howard Baker's hopes of becoming new Senate majority leader outlined. [BAKER, Senator Mark HATFIELD - comment.] Democrat committee chairwoman losing their positions and Republican Senators replacing them listed; photos shown. [Senator Strom THURMOND - noted differences between him and Edward Kennedy with regard to chrmship. of Judiciary Committee] Issues to be considered by the new Congress listed on screen. [BAKER, Robert BYRD - comment.] Republican Senator quoted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Results of reelec. efforts of Representatives John Brademas, Al Ullman, Thomas Ashley and of gubernatorial races reported; details outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Morton, Bruce

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