CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 11, 1980
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(Studio) Upcoming Republican national convention said 2nd controlled by party conservatives; 1964 convention recalled. [1964, Nelson ROCKEFELLER, Barry GOLDWATER - address conv.] Efforts to halt Goldwater candidacy recalled. [1964 CRONKITE and Eric SEVAREID - discuss situation.] Goldwater conservatism said attracting many never active in pols. before, include Ronald Reagan. [REAGAN - does Goldwater commercial.] Commercials said launching Reagan's political career; details given. [1964, Mark HATFIELD - gives keynote address; mentions Communist party, Ku Klux Klan and John Birch Society.] [Today, HATFIELD - discusses Goldwater's apparent loss of command in 1964, Reagan's leadership abilities.] Senator Jacob Javits recalled leader of anti-Goldwater wing. [1964, JAVITS - says he doesn't approve of Goldwater.] [Today, JAVITS - recalls conv., comments on Reagan.] Senator John Tower recalled pushing for platform in 1964 aligned with Goldwater ideology. [1964, TOWER - addresses conv.] [Today, TOWER - comments on pol. maturity of Republicans] [HATFIELD - discusses need to work for change within party] Mellowing of Republican party since 1964 considered ; films shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite