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Election `78 / Mood / Miami Beach Gambling / Money #496944

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 07, 1978
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(Studio) 1978 campaign said to be 1st in some time without single major national problem affecting vote. Campaigns of 1966, 1970 and 1974 noted to have had issues of Vietnam war, and Watergate aftermath. Republican losses in 1974 mentioned. Lack of quick solution to inflation problems stated as reason it isn't same kind of issue.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Youngstown, Ohio) Report on mood of people in this election year and on things they see as issues. [PEOPLE - discuss price increases since last year, contd. inflation and suggestions for remedies.] Youngstown, Ohio, steelworkers' cost of living raise, merchants' preparations for Christmas sales and expected voter turnout mentioned. Public desire for stability stated.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Vote on allowing gambling in Miami Beach reported
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Miami Beach, Florida) Miami Beach business support for legalizing gambling on 16-mi. stretch of resort area's beachfront, to try to revive it, noted. [Hotel owner Joseph HART -says there must be something for diversification for tourists.] Claims of casino backers about advantages of legalizing gambling stated. Gambling in Bahamas mentioned. Opposition to casinos in Miami Beach reported led by former Mayor Jay Dermer. [DERMER - says there is no credibility in pro-casino campaign.] Opposition's campaign strategy is telling public that gambling will bring more corruption to state outlined; possibility that this will defeat measure stated. Backers' point that New Jersey voters defeated legalized gambling 1st time on ballot there cited; their plans to try again next year if defeated this time noted.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) Report on pols.' expenditures in campaign `78; exs. given are races in North Carolina and NYC.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred;
Pettit, Tom

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