NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 22, 1979
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(Studio) Positions for and against calling of constitutional convention given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Helena, MT) Present status of convention approval cited in relationship to increase demand for limits on federal spending. Stance of group opposing conv., Citizens for Constitution, outlined; President Carter's position noted. Those favoring conv., include Ron Reagan and Jerry Brown cited. Montana state sen. vote today with regard to constitutional convention reported [State senators Chet BLAYLOCK, John MANLEY, Tom RASMUSSEN, Stan STEVENS, Greg JERGESON, Peter STOREY - comment.] Reasons for convention defeat in Montana detailed; film shown. Procedure for calling convention outlined.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker