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Campaign `80 / Pennsylvania Primary #270091

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 23, 1980
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(Studio) Near even split of Pennsylvania delegates between Carter and Kennedy noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [KENNEDY - comments on last night.] Efforts by Carter campaign manager Robert Strauss to minimize the Pennsylvania outcome noted. [KENNEDY - comments on Strauss's remarks; mentions Harry Truman and John Dewey.] Issues considered by Kennedy cited. [KENNEDY - comments on elderly.] Kennedy said denying strategy aimed at changing convention rules for delegates. [KENNEDY - comments.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(DC) Carter's declaration of victory in Pennsylvania outlined; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted. Carter's talk about military steps against Iran said reason for note of caution to him being sounded in meeting with delegation from United Methodist Church. [Church spokesperson Bishop Dale WHITE - reads message from church.] Chief of staff Hamilton Jordan's remarks to meeting outlined; ntl. security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski's assessment of situation considered.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Upcoming Texas primary said next test for Republicans; both Bush and Reagan noted there now for Houston debate tonight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) [BUSH - comments on Pennsylvania primary.] His response to yesterday's win noted; staff said not expecting to win Texas primary; details given of Bush campaign plans for Michigan and Ohio. Impt. of tonight's debate with Reagan considered.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Waco, Texas) Reagan's rationale for Pennsylvania loss outlined. [REAGAN - comments.] His campaign strategy discussed; films shown. Primaries in several states mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) New Jersey supporters of John Anderson reported petitioning to have his name placed on the state's November ballot as an independent; Anderson noted calling news conference tomorrow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Anderson and staff's reticence on topic of running as independent noted; films shown. His exploratory campaign discussed; loss of fed. campaign matching funds by announcing his independent candidacy tomorrow noted.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed;
McNamara, Bob;
Plante, Bill;
Roth, Richard;
Stahl, Lesley

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