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Campaign `80 / Republican Platform #272127

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) [Republican national party chairperson Bill Brock - comments on party's chances this election] Party co-chairperson Mary Crisp's farewell speech, defying Brock's assessment of situation, examined. [CRISP - says party is suffering from internal sickness with regard to position on equal rights for women and abortion.] Crisp said resigning under pressure due to her pro-John Anderson statements and anti-Ronald Reagan sentiments; memo to Crisp from Brock, ordering her to refrain from talking with press, shown, quoted in part on screen. [BROCK - tries to downplay Crisp's remarks.) Crisp's position in 1976 convention compared with lack of recognition this year; all references to her said removed from this year's convention program.

(Los Angeles, California) Reagan aides' opposition to Crisp because of her support for ERA noted. [REAGAN - comments on ERA, Crisp.] Reagan and senior advisers noted meeting today with regard to his running mate; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Full platform committee 's plank with regard to equal rights for women reported; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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