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Special Segment (Kennedy, The Challenge) #501862

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 08, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) John and Robert Kennedy's announcement for presidency in Senate Caucus room and Edward Kennedy's past refusal to run recalled; hypothetical campaign commercial for Kennedy shown [KENNEDY - responds to Carter's declaration of beating him.] [Theodore H. WHITE - comments on Kennedy.] Publicity noted almost fawning, with exception of Chappaquiddick; Carter's public standing noted. Kennedy's candidate said born at Memphis mini-convention in 1978; details given. [KENNEDY - calls for health care program.] [UAW president Douglas FRASER, Julian BOND - comment on Kennedy's popularity; Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, Junior, and John F. Kennedy mentioned.] [Senator Ernest HOLLINGS, L.A. Mayor Thomas BRADLEY, Chicago Mayor Jane BYRNE, Georgia Gov Geo BUSBEE - comment; President Carter mentioned.] Kennedy and Carter standings in deep South examined; results of Darden research poll given. [PEOPLE - comment on Kennedy.] [KENNEDY - responds to question with regard to possible assassination.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

Chancellor, John;
Pettit, Tom

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