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Campaign `80 / Massachusetts Primary #509588

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 03, 1980
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(Studio) Importance of tomorrow's Massachusetts primary for candidacies of Ronald Reagan, John Anderson, Edward Kennedy noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) [KENNEDY - campaigns.] Kennedy's Massachusetts aspirations examined; Carter commercial heard. John F. Kennedy mentioned; role of busing issue in Kennedy's chances considered. [KENNEDY - campaigns.] Necessity for him to counter black criticism noted. [KENNEDY - campaigns.] [Rosalynn CARTER - addresses church congregation.] Kennedy supporter, Martin Luther King III mentioned; anti-Kennedy sentiment in black community said allegedly due to his lack of support for Senator Edward Brooke. [Community leader Paul PARKS - comments.] Kennedy's problems in white working communities outlined. [PEOPLE - comment on Kennedy and busing, Chappaquiddick.] [KENNEDY - campaigns.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Massachusetts) Standings of Reagan, Bush, Anderson in recent "Boston Globe" poll noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) Democrat and Republican party voter power in Massachusetts examined; details outlined on screen. Films shown. Anderson's reliance on independent voter noted. [ANDERSON - comments.] Bush's hopes for Massachusetts recalled; his showings against Reagan and Anderson mentioned. [Republican state chairperson Gordon NELSON - comments; mentions Rockefeller.] Possibility of Reagan upset here considered; Gerald Ford's chances discussed.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Massachusetts) No of Republican delegates at stake and those supporting Bush or Reagan noted; number of delegates so far for President Carter and Edward Kennedy mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Pettit, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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