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Campaign `80 / Carter / Democratic Convention #272617

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's appearance before National Urban League conference reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter's speech to League, include his handling of Communist party hecklers; examined; films shown. [CARTER - notes lack of boats escaping from Key West for Cuba.] His economy renewal program mentioned. [CARTER - campaigns.] Details of President's remarks on economy given. [CARTER - campaigns.] Carter's later visit to Urban League president Vernon Jordan reported; White House photos shown. Ronald Reagan's remarks to League yesterday compared to Carter's.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) Pol. aspect of President's economy renewal program said designed to counter Reagan; details of program outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Edward Kennedy reported announcing his appearance before Democrat conv. next week as well as Representative Barbara Mikulski placing his name in nomination and George McGovern's leadership of Kennedy's rules challenge; details given. [KENNEDY - comments on convention schedule agreed to by his and Carter forces.] Kennedy's refusal to endorse President if he's the nominee noted. [KENNEDY - comments.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) 1st delegation arriving for conv., AK, said due tonight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Governor Hugh Carey, proponent of open conv., reported greeting President Carter upon his arrival; film shown. [CAREY - calls for open conv.] Senator Abraham Ribicoff noted leading White House convention fight against open conv. [RIBICOFF - comments.] Efforts by group to draft Secretary of State Edmund Muskie as party's nominee cited. [Draft Muskie committee spokesperson Alana DAVIDSON - campaigns.] State Department aide quoted with regard to Muskie's disapproval of mvt. [Draft Muskie committee chairperson King GOLDEN - comments.] Kennedy headquarters reported releasing memo on action towards open convention occurring in past 24 hrs.; Carter delegate Louise Beaudreau, for example, noted not committed to rule.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Hamilton Jordan said denying consideration by Carter with regard to releasing his delegates; United Press International survey of Carter delegates reported not supporting Kennedy camp's confidence. Details of survey given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed;
Jones, Phil;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Stahl, Lesley

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