CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1980
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(Greer, SC) President Carter's optimism with regard to Iran said evidently evaporated. [CARTER - comments.] Significance of black vote for Carter in 1976 recalled; his campaign remarks at Ebenezer Baptist Church today with regard to Ronald Reagan examined. [CARTER - campaigns.; mentions Ku Klux Klan.] President noted blaming Reagan for no debate. [CARTER - campaigns.] Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted; Carter's later appearance in Greer, SC, outlined. President's financial problems discussed.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(Corpus Christi, Texas) Reagan's campaign swing in Texas, aimed at Hispanic vote, examined; Carter's criticism of Reagan's position on 1964 Civil Rights Act noted. [REAGAN - says Carter could attack him in debate.] Carter's 1976 showing among Hispanics and efforts by Reagan to cut into that base today noted; presence of John Connally, Governor Bill Clements and Senator John Tower cited. [REAGAN - campaigns.] Gerald Ford's showing among Hispanics in 1976 recalled.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Houston, Texas) Texas's importance to Carter and Reagan explained; details outlined on screen. [Reagan campaign spokesperson Ernest ANGELO - comments.] Governor William Clements' use of telephone banks in gubernatorial race recalled. [ANGELO - comments.] Republican strength here outlined. [Jim HIGHTOWER - notes plan of action Democrats need to follow.] % of black and Hispanic votes mentioned. [Voter registration project spokesperson William VELASQUEZ - comments.] [Ralph YARBOROUGH, Texas AFL-CIO president Harry HUBBARD, Governor CLEMENTS - comment on apathy, Carter.] T-shirts on sale at Carter-Mondale headquarters shown, discussed.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton