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Campaign `80 / Carter #510111

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 30, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter reported abandoning Rose Garden strategy of campaigning. from White House; his pledge not to campaign until hostages in Iran are released recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House said ready for probable criticism of Carter's change of mind; details given, Ed Kennedy mentioned. [Feb. 13, 1980, CARTER - says he won't campaign until hostages are freed.] His reversal today outlined. [CARTER - announces decision.] Possibility of his campaigning. in IN due to upcoming primary there considered; President's defense of decision cited.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Carter said refusing to debate Kennedy, though possibly agreeing to debate with Republican candidate in fall.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Indianapolis. IN) Kennedy's reaction to Carter's decision to campaign examined. [KENNEDY - comments.] Kennedy quoted. [KENNEDY - challenges Carter to debate.] Kennedy aide quoted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Carter campaign with surrogates and staff noted focusing on Texas due to next Saturday's primary there.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Houston, Texas) Texas campaign of Carter reported featuring Rosalynn Carter; details given, films shown. [Rosalynn CARTER - comments on Iran rescue attempt.] [campaign. chairperson Robert STRAUSS - comments.] Amt. raised at private fundraiser mentioned; Carter's visit to wounded from Iran recalled. [Rosalynn CARTER - campaigns.] Pol. capital for Carter in Texas from rescue mission cited.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) No. of committed delegates for Carter, Kennedy, each cand.'s success rate in primaries listed; failed rescue mission to Iran said helping Carter in one area while his ratings remain low in others; details given. Rose Garden strategy noted not knocking Kennedy out of race.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John;
Pettit, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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