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Campaign `80 / Ford / Carter and Kennedy / Connally #501564

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 1979
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(Studio) Gerald Ford rptd announcing decision not to enter Republican president primaries.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [FORD - discusses decision.] Importance of Ford's withdrawal to George Bush and Howard Baker considered.

(Studio) Jimmy Carter reported official winner of Florida straw vote; details given. Key area for Carter-Kennedy contest said in Dade Cnty.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami, Florida) Final vote results outlined. [CARTER campaign director Jay HAKES - comments on President] [Draft-Kennedy spokesperson Mike ABRAMS - comments.] Problem faced by Kennedy supporters, as seen by draft-Kennedy staff, outlined.
REPORTER: Ike Seamans

(Studio) Governor Joseph Brennan of Maine said 1st governor publicly supporting Kennedy; endorsement of the Senator by Senator George McGovern also announced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) Kennedy's appearance at Boston Latin high school featured. [KENNEDY - addresses crowd.] His later appearance at mother's former HS noted. [STUDENT - asks if he's sure he's going to run for president] [KENNEDY - responds.] [KENNEDY - responds to question with regard to beating President Carter.] [2nd STUDENT - asks if she can shake the next president's hand.] [KENNEDY - says yes.]

(Studio) Jewish reaction to John Connally's statements with regard to abandoning all territory claimed in `67 war noted; his call of renouncement of violence by Arabs and response by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) spokesperson reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bode, Ken;
Chancellor, John;
Kur, Bob;
Seamans, Ike

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