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Campaign `80 / Kennedy Challenge #270514

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 15, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Los Angeles, California) Edward Kennedy's renewal of challenge to President Carter for debate reported [KENNEDY - promises to withdraw after debate if he loses June primaries.] Kennedy quoted with regard to Carter's refusal to debate. [KENNEDY - comments on his problems in campaign] Possibility of conv. floor fight unless issues are discussed prior to then noted. [KENNEDY - comments.] Gamble for Kennedy by promise of withdrawal outlined.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) White House response to debate challenge examined; Carter's ignoring of issue after meeting with ERA supporters reported [REPORTER - asks about debate.] [Vice President Walter MONDALE - calls it an expression of desperation.] [Press Secretary Jody POWELL - comments.] Carter campaign manager Robert Strauss quoted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Schieffer, Bob;
Spencer, Susan;
Stahl, Lesley

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