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Campaign `80 / Chicanos / South #507536

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 23, 1980
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(Studio) Importance of Chicanos in Texas to president cands. noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Antonio, Texas) Jimmy Carter's efforts to win Mexican-American vote in Texas reported include campaign appearances by Edward Kennedy; films shown. Kennedy's showing among the group in primaries and Carter's in 1976 recalled. Carter campaign spokesperson Judge Albert BUSTAMANTE - comments.] Case of Cora Maneses cited as example of problem Carter faces. [MANESES - comments.] [Reagan campaign spokesperson Luis TERRAZAS - comments.] Question of Kennedy's role in garnering votes for Carter considered.
REPORTER: Robin Lloyd

(Studio) Regional standing of Carter and Ronald Reagan discussed; maps shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Demopolis, Alabama) Role of the South in Carter's 1976 campaign and Reagan's efforts this year examined; importance of Alabama to each candidate noted. [PEOPLE - comment.] Blacks recalled giving Carter the presidency in 1976. [Reverend Ernest PALMER - comments.] Racial breakdown of Reagan and Carter supporters here noted.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

Chancellor, John;
Lloyd, Robin;
Pettit, Tom

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