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Democratic Convention #272201

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 13, 1980
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(Studio) Democratic Convention reported nominating Jimmy Carter tonight; rule re: nominee's feelings about platform outlined. Carter's disagreement with econ. plank introduced by Senator Edward Kennedy, ERA, abortion planks noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Carter campaign's stand in opposition to Kennedy's economy plank noted. [Press Secretary Jody POWELL - comments.] Letter President will submit to convention on planks discussed.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Question of party unity noted.

(NYC) [Thomas O'NEILL, John WHITE - discuss effort to get Kennedy and Carter on podium together; conversation transcribed on screen as they talk.] New Jersey delegates for Kennedy said illustrating situation for all such delegates; details given. [DELEGATE - reads statement that will be made during roll call vote.] [2nd DELEGATE - warns about dangers of walkout; recalls 1968.] [3rd DELEGATE - says Kennedy's won conv., though lost nomination.] Special interest groups still dissatisfied with Carter outlined.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David;
Stahl, Lesley

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