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Campaign `80 / Democratic Convention #272655

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 08, 1980
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy's continued efforts to win Democratic nomination noted; his reliance on rules fight at upcoming Democratic Convention cited. President Carter mentioned. Possibility Kennedy will release his delegates in effort to get Carter to do the same discussed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report prepared by Democrat Study Group for House Democrats said not good news for President or Democrat incumbents in Congress [Group director Richard CONLON - comments.] Details of report, most of which was gathered prior to Billy Carter controversy, outlined on screen; Ronald Reagan and John Anderson noted ahead of Carter.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Results of surveys, include Associated Press poll, of Democrat delegates with regard to Carter reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Confidence of White House staff discussed; Harry S. Truman mentioned. President noted leaving for Camp David where he'll work on his acceptance speech this wkend.; Reagan and Carter noted making similar comments about ea. other. Details given.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Kennedy reported moving into convention headquarters at Waldorf Astoria.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Kennedy's continued show of confidence outlined; films shown. [KENNEDY - comments.] "Fanfare for a Common Man" noted playing to rally in front of hotel. [KENNEDY - campaigns.] campaign.'s use of rock song, "This is It," discussed.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) Carter campaign chairperson Robert Strauss, expecting victory in Monday's rules fight at conv., quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [STRAUSS - comments.] Results of Associated Press poll of Carter delegates re: rules fight outlined on screen. [STRAUSS - comments.] [Kennedy political director Paul KIRK - comments.] Findings of Committee to Continue the Open Convention noted. [Open convention committee spokesperson Tom REESE - comments.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(NYC) Strauss' assessment of Carter campaign's response to possible win of rules fight detailed; Carter delegate Tom Donlin's explanation of situation outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Counter-culture convention in south Bronx reported; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Duvall, Jed;
Jones, Phil;
Morton, Bruce;
Stahl, Lesley
Duration:
00:10:00

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