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Campaign `80 / Republican Candidates #269408

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 1980
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan, George Bush noted campaigning. in Connecticut and WI, respectively, while John Anderson remained in Illinois.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Anderson's Illinois campaign examined; films shown. Anderson org.'s concern about Ronald Reagan's recent attacks on Anderson's party loyalty noted.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Stamford, Connecticut) Reagan's Connecticut campaign featured; films shown. Reagan strategist said believing their candidate will pick up delegates of John Connally and Howard Baker; their concern over Anderson campaign mentioned.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Madison, WI) Bush's Wisconsin campaign examined; his comments on Illinois and Wisconsin quoted. Apparent campaign goal and current strategy outlined.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House officials said concerned about recent polls showing drop in approval of Carter's job performance; details given. Concern re: crossover votes for John Anderson and apparent confidence with regard to Illinois primary and Edward Kennedy noted. Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to victories needed by Kennedy.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(NYC) Kennedy's New York campaign examined; probable Illinois defeat said basis of current campaign strategy. Kennedy aides said feeling Mayor Jane Byrne can deliver most Chicago delegates; details given.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Studio) Many Carter delegates in Illinois reported recing. intimidating letters, allegedly from Puerto Rican ntlist. organization, FALN; details given. Wkend. raid on Carter and Bush ofcs. recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Letter quoted, shown in part. [State senate Dawn Clark NETSCH - discusses letter she recd.] FALN said taking credit for recent invasion of Bush campaign office in New York City and Carter-Mondale headquarters in Chicago; films shown, details given. FBI spokesperson quoted.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Studio) Further coverage of Illinois primary announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris;
McNamara, Bob;
Roth, Richard;
Spencer, Susan;
Stahl, Lesley

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