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Campaign `80 / Republican Platform / Democrats #272114

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) [Glenda MATTOON - derides ERA.] Debate over ERA during hearings by human resources subcommittee of Republican platform committee examined; films shown. [John LEOPOLD - recalls that Hawaii was 1st state to ratify the amendment.] Leopold's call for party's reaffirmation of support for ERA noted. [LEOPOLD - says it's the most politically wise path.] Defeat of ERA plank and new position reported [Marilyn THAYER - comments on her opposition to ERA.] [Phyllis SCHLAFLY - comments.] [Former party chairperson Mary Louise SMITH - promises to take issue to full platform committee ] Subcommittee 's vote on plank strengthening party's opposition to legalized abortion mentioned.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Ted Kennedy supporters reported losing battle at Democrat rules committee hearing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Importance of struggle to free delegates to vote their choice at Democratic Convention for Kennedy forces noted; Democrat chairperson John White mentioned. Issues voted on today outlined. [James O'HARA, Don. FOWLER, Mo SIEGEL - debate issue.] Final vote and probability of battle resuming on conv. floor reported.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Morton, Bruce

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