NBC Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1980
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan's lead over George Bush said almost insurmountable.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Reagan's political background in California examined; films, photos shown. Role of Vietnam, Watts, farm workers movement in boosting his career noted. [campaign. manager Bill ROGERS - says Reagan was in right place at right time.] Pat Brown's loss to Reagan in gubernatorial race recalled. His experience as head of Screen Actors Guild and anti-Communist stand cited. [1947, before House Un-American Activities Committee, REAGAN - says they've kept Communists out of guild.] Reagan's show business career outlined; scenes from 1964 television show shown. [Former California speaker Bob MORETTI - comments on Reagan's campaign style.] Reagan's record as California governor examined; details listed on screen. [REAGAN - boasts about self.] [MORETTI - comments on lack of truth in Reagan statements.] [Edmund G. BROWN, Senior - notes government growth under Reagan.] [MORETTI - comments.] [REAGAN - comments on welfare cuts.] [MORETTI, BROWN, Senior - comment.] Reagan's feud with University of California cited. [REAGAN - comments.] His summary firing of suspected homosexuals in his admin. and Jerry Brown mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit