CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 27, 1982
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(Studio) Failure of soc. issues to pass in Congress recalled; President Reagan's commitment to push them in 1982 campaigns. noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Decorah, Iowa) [Cand. Lynn CUTLER - states position on abortion.] [Cand. Cooper EVANS - notes his stance on school prayer.] Importance of issues such as abortion and school prayer in 1980 election recalled; conservative groups' congress targets listed on screen. Apparent lack of voter interest in such issues this year examined. [New Right leader Paul WEYRlCH - recalls John Culver, Birch Bayh, George McGovern losses; notes difficulty in convincing current voters of present cands.' voting records.] Senator Dan. Moynihan's attack on National Conservative Pol. Action Committee, Senator Orrin Hatch's request that NCPAC and anti-abortion organization stay out of his state and congress cand John Carey's similar request that right-to-life group remain out of campaign in Maine noted illustrating conservative orgs.' difficulty in bring soc. issues before voters. [EVANS - regrets efforts of Iowa-offshoot of NCPAC campaigning. against opponent Cutler.] [WEYRICH - notes discouragement of conservative groups.] Iowa's 3rd district noted concerned with econs. [CUTLER, EVANS - campaign]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton