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(Studio) Recent changes in President Carter's position on for and domestic affairs noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Effect of earlier Carter actions, like dropping tough language on energy plan and reluctance to get involved in coal strike, on public opinion of him as shown in polls stated. AP-NBC poll results listed. Films shown. Carter staffers' review of public opinion and questioning about changing his image outlined. [Press Secretary Jody POWELL - thinks perhaps administration tried too hard to be willing to deal with Congress and other DC insts. last year, giving the impression that Carter is too easy to deal with.] Views of Senators, Representatives and Democratic party officials about 1st yr. of administration given. President's wins in Canal treaty and Mideast arms sales and moves to take on other issues like attys., inflation and USSR . [CARTER - comments on attys., special interest groups and Sovs.] [POWELL - comments on recent changes in Carter's presentations.]
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff
- Savitch, Jessica;
- Woodruff, Judy
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