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Campaign `80 / Debates #272923

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 20, 1980
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(Studio) Reports with regard to Ronald Reagan-John Anderson debate introduced President Carter's decision not to participate noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Ronald and Nancy Reagan shown. Debate's possible effect on Reagan campaign considered. [REAGAN - campaigns. with regard to debate issue.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(DC) Importance of debate to John Anderson campaign cited. [September 9-14 ANDERSON - talks about debate issue.] Anderson Media Adviser David GARTH - explains Anderson debate strategy.] Illinois debate recalled. [Georgetown University James LENGLE - says audience for debate will probably be voters who have already chosen their cand.]

(Studio) Both CBS and NBC said carrying live debates, but ABC said showing movie instead.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Carter administration said to ignore debate. Withdrawal of campaign ads directed toward black voters by Carter campaign noted. Racism issue noted.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

Bowen, Jerry;
Duvall, Jed;
Faw, Bob;
Schieffer, Bob

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