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Campaign `80 / Federal Election Commission / Religion / Pennsylvania / Anderson #507643

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 03, 1980
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(Studio) Federal Election Commission ruling on Carter-Mondale complaint with regard to independent orgs. purchasing television time for Ronald Reagan reported; boost to Reagan's campaign by religious orgs noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Lynchburg, Virginia) Jerry Falwell reported spearheading religious fundamentalists' drive for Reagan. [FALWELL - comments.] Presence of Reagan's religious liaison Robert Billings at recent Moral Majority, Incorporated, convention noted. [BILLINGS - comments.] Results of "Los Angeles Times" poll with regard to Reagan's standing among evangelicals said challenging other poll findings with regard to Carter and such groups; details given. Reagan TV commercials shown; religious fundamentalist Pat Robertson reported pulling out of campaign movement due to politicalization of religion. [REAGAN - campaigns.] Influence of television evangelists on political campaigns. considered; Billy Graham, Oral Roberts mentioned.

(Studio) Reagan campaign noted targeting Texas, Florida and industrial states, especially Pennsylvania.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) campaign. strategies in Pennsylvania of both Carter and Reagan outlined; Wilkes-Barre's support for Edward Kennedy recalled. [REAGAN - campaigns.; mentions John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman.] Ethnic and socioeconomic groups Reagan's campaign attracts mentioned. [WOMAN - comments.] [Reagan chairperson Jim PHILLIPS - comments.] [Democratic spokesperson Tom McLAUGHLIN - comments.] Carter's campaign efforts in Philadelphia mentioned. Possibility of John Anderson winning some Kennedy votes considered. [Mayor Win. GREEN - says Kennedy Democrats will vote for Carter.] Response by Reagan's mgrs. outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Endorsement of John Anderson by "Miami News" reported; newspaper's descriptions of Reagan, Carter and Anderson quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bode, Ken;
Chancellor, John;
Pettit, Tom

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