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Campaign `80 / Carter News Conference / Racism #272853

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Carter's opening statement at his news conference today outlined. [Associated Press reporter Maureen SANTINI - asks if President considers Ronald Reagan's campaign one based on racism and hate.] [CARTER - responds.] Racism issue noted dominating reporters' questions. ["Washington Star" reporter Lisa MYERS - notes Patricia Harris's interjection of Ku Klux Klan into race.] [CARTER - responds.] [MYERS - says President accused Reagan of interjecting Ku Klux Klan into campaign] [CARTER - responds.] [In Atlanta, September 16, CARTER - notes campaign of hate, use of code words, reference to KKK.] President's response to question with regard to debating Reagan outlined.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Gerald Ford's criticism of President Carter's remarks quoted; Reagan's response to news conference noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kansas City, Missouri) Vice President Walter Mondale's campaign swing through Missouri noted responding to racism issue. [MONDALE - comments.] Mondale's remarks in Kansas City, Missouri, with regard to Reagan's assessment of 1964 Civil Rights Act reported [MONDALE - comments on Carter and civil rights.] Mondale aides' strategy with regard to Reagan and racism mentioned.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley;
Tucker, Lem

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