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Campaign `80 / South Carolina Debate / Reagan #509076

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 28, 1980
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(Studio) Tonight's South Carolina debate, with Ronald Reagan, George Bush, John Connally and Howard Baker noted; John Anderson's complaints about being excluded mentioned Reasons given for Reagan's recent firing of campaign manager outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Columbia, SC) Former manager John Sears' denial of being at fault re: Reagan's financial problems reported [SEARS - discusses situation.] Reagan's comments on financial management under Sears detailed. [REAGAN - comments on campaign costs.] Reagan's preparation for tonight's debate considered.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Minnesota's caucuses Tuesday said waiting for final tally, due to computer malfunction; apparent showing of Reagan, Bush and Anderson mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Columbia, SC) Bush's South Carolina campaign examined; films shown. [BUSH - comments.] Necessary change in strategy with regard to Reagan outlined. [BUSH - criticizes Reagan's call for blockade of Cuba.] Bush's Massachusetts campaign discussed.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) John Connally's showing of New Hampshire Primary recalled; campaign director Chas. Keating reported fired today; details given. Amt. raised by Connally and reality that he has only 1 delegate, Mrs. Ada Mills, noted. Photo of Mills shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don;
Utley, Garrick

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