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Campaign `80 / Democratic Convention #272016

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 30, 1980
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(Studio) Supporters of open Democratic Convention said continuing their efforts in that direction.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Former treasurer of Democratic national committee and head of top Washington, DC law firm Edward Bennett Williams said agreeing to head committee for open conv.; details given, films shown. [Representative Michael BARNES - comments on Williams.] Those wanting Secretary of State Edmund Muskie as nominee reported forming a committee [MUSKIE - notes his commitment to administration] Open convention movement said yet to win support of key Democratic leaders in Congress; Representative Jack Brooks quoted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Illinois delegation said possibly reflecting impact of Billy Carter affair and other perceived weaknesses of President Carter in convention
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) No. of delegates won by Carter and Senator Edward Kennedy in Illinois recalled; some Carter delegates, not willing to support Kennedy, said looking elsewhere. [Delegate Anthony SCARIANO - comments on Billy Carter's alleged involvement in United States foreign relations; mentions Emperor Gaius Caesar Caligula's appointed of horse as Roman cnsl.] [Delegation co-chairperson Jerome COSENTINO - comments.] Illinois state central committee reported removing Carter spokesperson James Wall from national committee
REPORTER: Don Webster

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan;
Webster, Don

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