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Campaign `80 / Democratic Convention / Anderson #272639

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 1980
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(Studio) Open convention movement recalled appearing at times as pro-Kennedy, dump-Carter affair; possible dump-Kennedy strain said appearing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Previously strong supporters of Senator Edward Kennedy reported believing that he's now obstacle to achieving open conv.; details given. Kennedy said rejecting their advice; possibility of President Carter being denied 1st ballot nomination if convention is opened due to favorite sons cands. mentioned. Some Kennedy delegates reported angered over his pre-conv. campaign and considering asking him to step aside in favor of other cands.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Kennedy aide Paul Kirk and Carter campaign spokesperson Hamilton Jordan reported signing detailed agreement with regard to convention schedule; details given, photos shown. Neither side said willing to release document; criticism of situation cited.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Studio) John Anderson's standing with regard to getting his name on individual state ballots detailed; his efforts to still speculation caused by last week's mtg. with Edward Kennedy noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [July 31, 1980, ANDERSON - comments on his position should Kennedy get nomination] His efforts since then to downplay that meeting examined. [ANDERSON - says he will not withdraw from race.] Criticism of his apparent change of heart noted. [ANDERSON - comments.] Anderson reported taking blame for any confusion over his posturing; details given.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

(Studio) Senator Robert Byrd, often mentioned as compromise Democrat cand., quoted with regard to transitory nature of presidents; Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, also mentioned as compromise cand., said making effort to dampen idea.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Muskie reported using West Coast appearances to reject idea of his nomination [MUSKIE - comments.] Secretary said using occasion to defense President Carter against criticism that he has allowed United States to become inferior to USSR . [MUSKIE - comments.] His comments on Republican defense policies outlined. [MUSKIE - says he'll play Secretary of State just as he has played other pol jobs.] United Steelworkers Union reported endorsing Carter-Mondale ticket.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric;
Jones, Phil;
Pappas, Ike;
Spencer, Susan

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