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Campaign `80 / Republican Platform / Anderson #271601

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Republican platform committee said considering foreign policy plank with regard to United States relations with China (PR) and Taiwan; concern by some conservatives over recommendations of Reagan aides noted. [Reagan aide Richard ALLEN - comments on relationship with both Chinas.] Criticism of President Carter's foreign policy philosophy with regard to US-USSR , Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II. [Representative Jack KEMP - says Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II was negotiated from position of weakness.] Platform committee 's foreign policy statement outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Ronald Reagan's aides reported indicating that he has narrowed his vice president choice to 3: George Bush, Paul Laxalt and Richard Lugar; denial of that by other Reagan advisers noted. Reagan said choosing Betty Heitman as co-chairperson of national committee , succeeding Mary Crisp, who broke with Reagan on women's issues. John Anderson reported visiting Israeli-occupied west bank today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jerusalem, Israel) Image-building aspect of Anderson's trip examined; films shown. [ANDERSON - asks for explanation with regard to defense of west bank.] His visit to memorial to victims of holocaust shown. [ANDERSON - comments on need for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) to acknowledge right of Israel to exist.] His support of Jewish settlements on west bank and for Israeli control of Jerusalem said angering Jordan's King Hussein and Mayor of Bethlehem Elias Freij. [FREIJ - thinks Anderson's attitude indicates his selfishness.] Possible reception for Anderson tomorrow by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat due to his stand on west bank occupation noted.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
McNamara, Bob

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