CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 14, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's excuse for not campaigning. directly recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Carbondale, Illinois) Surrogate campaigning. for Carter by US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Moon Landrieu, Trans. Secretary Neil Goldschmidt, Vice President Walter Mondale examined. Federal money promised by each in Florida, New York, Maine recalled; films shown. Overall federal grants Carter has pledged to cities and states this year outlined on screen; amount given Illinois since Carter's announcement of reelec. in December noted. President's use of advantages of incumbency detailed; films shown. Commerce Secretary Philip Klutznick mentioned; loss of federal funds for Chicago since Mayor Jane Byrne announced support for Edward Kennedy and E. Saint Louis' gaining of federal funds since Mayor Carl Officer announced support for Carter detailed. [OFFICER - comments.] White House officials said admitting friendly mayor more likely to receive federal grant. Reaction in Carbondale, Illinois, to grant loss after local congressman endorsed Kennedy reported [City manager Carrol FRY - comments; mentions Representative Paul Simon.] Group of Kennedy supporters said filing lawsuit chging. White House with improper use of federal money to buy votes; details given. [FRY - comments.] [OFFICER - says pols. and government go together; mentions Richard Daley.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl