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Campaign `80 / Puerto Rico / Reagan / New Hampshire #268921

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 18, 1980
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(Studio) George Bush reported still leading Puerto Rico primary returns; standing of Howard Baker, John Connally, Ben Fernandez listed on screen. Convention delegates assigned candidates noted; Ron Reagan mentioned. Puerto Ricos Democratic primary said coming in four weeks.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York) Problems arising for Ronald Reagan from ethnic joke he told on press bus to New Hampshire Senator Gordon Humphrey examined; joke printed on screen. [REAGAN - apologizes; gives rationale for telling joke.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Manchester, New Hampshire) Financial impact of campaign on New Hampshire featured; films shown. [Howard Johnson's spokesperson Joel HELSON - comments.] Specific areas of local profit-making detailed. [Hotel spokesperson Liz GLEASON - comments.] Radio commercial for John Connally heard in part; amount allocated ear candy for New Hampshire outlined. [Governor Hugh GALLEN - comments on free publicity re: tourism.] Gallen's action with regard to keeping New Hampshire primary firest noted. [State Democratic chairperson Romeo DORVAL - thanks news media for money they spend in state.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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