CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1980
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter's absence from Sunday's debate recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) National Conservative Pol. Action Committee (NCPAC)'s use of film clips from 1976 debates between Carter and Gerald Ford for anti-Carter TV commercials examined; ads shown. Similar anti-Carter efforts by Fund for Conservative Majority, Americans for Change, Americans for Effective Presidency and The Congressional Club noted possibly due to legal loophole concerning independent fundraising orgs.; Common Cause's challenge said not being decided by Supreme Court until after election [Common Cause spokesperson Fred WERTHEIMER, Republican National Committee deputy chairperson Drew LEWIS, Carter-Mondale campaign spokesperson Tim FINCHEM - comment.] Another conservative organization said launching its anti-Carter campaign tomorrow with ads made by Gerald Rafshoon which he failed to copyright.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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