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Campaign `80 / Muskie / Reagan #507332

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 11, 1980
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(Studio) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie's speech at Notre Dame Univ. attacking advocates of military superiority and opponents of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II reported Attack said apparently aimed at Ronald Reagan.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Tape of Muskie speech shown. [MUSKIE - criticizes use of force to control other ntns.] Muskie's role in President Carter's campaign considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Ronald Reagan said not planning to respond.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Response of Republican candidate George Bush to Muskie's statement cited. [BUSH - comments.] [Defense Secretary Harold BROWN - says United States is strong militarily, in Texas speech.] [Reagan foreign affairs aide Richard ALLEN - criticizes United States current military strength.] [Former Secretary of Navy William MIDDENDORF - comments with regard to naval strength.] [Retired General Richard STILWELL - says United States is weaker than USSR .] Reagan said now using surrogate campaigners like Carter.
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel

(Studio) More on presidential campaign said to follow later in newscast.

Kalb, Marvin;
Savitch, Jessica;
Sobel, Rebecca

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