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Florida / Democratic Caucus #501465

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 14, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter reported leading in Florida Democrat caucus over Senator Edward Kennedy so far; votes noted not yet counted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Miami, Florida) [Press Secretary Jody POWELL - interprets meaning of caucus victory.] Kennedy camp noted still not conceding defeat. [Draft Kennedy chairperson Sergio BENDIXEN - says they want Kennedy for president] Apparent victory by United Press International and Associated Press reported; returns noted unofficial, with many based on canvas of voters leaving polls. No. of delegates at stake in Dade Cnty. cited. Results of state-wide poll with regard to Carter and Kennedy shown on screen.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Confidence of Carter supporters with regard to Florida caucus outlined.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) [CARTER - praises Florida campaign workers.] White House aide quoted with regard to final results, Kennedy challenge, federal grant money recently announced for Florida.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Kennedy said not expecting win in Florida; Senator quoted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Kennedy's campaign for Kentucky gubernatorial candidate John Y. Brown and comment indicating his own candidate examined; films shown Brown's connection with Kentucky Fried Chicken empire noted. [KENNEDY - comments on next November] Kennedy said never expecting to beat Carter in Florida. [KENNEDY - notes he never campaignd. as candidate in Florida.] Kennedy spokesperson quoted with regard to showing in Florida.

Kiker, Douglas;
Kur, Bob;
Savitch, Jessica;
Woodruff, Judy

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