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Carter / Ethics Law / 1980 Campaign / Energy #48796

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 03, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter asks Congress to pass ethics law for high members of executive branch; also announces support for pending law providing for appointment of special prosecutor to handle misconduct charges against high government officials.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Some Carter aides began looking to 1980 president election soon after Carter won November election.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Reporter notes and quotes from memo written last December by Carter pollster Pat Caddell with regard to need for Carter to conduct continuing political campaign thruout president Incld. in memo are Cadell's suggestions with regard to handling of other pols., like Edward Kennedy, George McGovern, Jerry Brown, Gary Hart, Dick Clark, Joseph Biden and Jay Rockefeller, and use of Democratic national committee in planning 1980 campaign. Press Secretary Jody Powell denies there's any such organized plan or that Democratic national committee is working on 1980 campaign. Powell also says Cadell's rhetoric is Cadell's own; Cadell does say best way to ensure political base is run successful government
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Carter energy plan has been better received by public than in Congress Energy chief Schlesinger goes to Congress to push bill.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Schlesinger talks to Senator Energy Committee; says initial reaction has been worse than expected. [SCHLESINGER - has concluded plan can please no one. Notes estimates in cost of living rise brought by plan.] Fed. Reserve Board chairperson Arthur Burns tells Senator Banking Committee no one can know what plan will cost and uncertainty poses threat to recovery. [BURNS - cites possible effects of uncertainty on spending.] Delays re: uncertainties may do more harm than package will.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Reporter(s):
Cordtz, Dan;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:04:50

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