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Campaign `80 / Debates #273158

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1980
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(Studio) League of Women Voters reported inviting John Anderson to participate in their debate; positions of President Carter and Ronald Reagan noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [League president Ruth HINERFELD - announces decision.] Invitation said based on Anderson's showing in "Time", "Los Angeles Times", Roper and Lou Harris polls; details outlined on screen. [ANDERSON - comments on Reagan, Carter.] Reagan's acceptance of invitation and Carter's continued refusal noted. [Carter campaign chairperson Robert STRAUSS - comments.] [REAGAN - comments.] Question of network coverage of Reagan-Anderson debate discussed; CBS, ABC, NBC include in report
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Reagan reported agreeing to debate regardless of President's absence.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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