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Campaign `80 / Carter / Debates #272941

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter noted beginning campaign swing through 4 states that he lost in 1976.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Torrance, California) Carter's standing in Ohio polls and apparent effect of his absence from last night's debates on Springfield, Illinois, constituents mentioned; Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas debates recalled held there. His later town meeting in Torrance, California, examined. [CARTER - comments on debates, "Midnight Express" movie.] President's campaign advisers' confidence said stemming from apparent renewed relationship with Senator Edward Kennedy and Carter's apparent chances in California; Ronald Reagan's negative ratings in California mentioned. Carter staff's assessment of Reagan's performance last night noted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) Reagan campaign's confidence in cand.'s debate with John Anderson last night reported [REAGAN - comments on Carter.] Reagan's campaign appearance in Knoxville, Tennessee, outlined; film shown. [REAGAN - campaigns.; mentions Kennedy.] His "family suffering index" explained. [REAGAN - campaigns.] Reagan said possibly willing to consider one-on-one debate with Carter conditional on similar exchange between President and Anderson.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley

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