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Campaign `80 / Demo. Platform / Anderson #511127

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 24, 1980
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(Studio) Completion of Democratic national committee platform reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Platform said predominantly a Carter document; planks sought by Ted Kennedy listed on screen. Ronald Reagan mentioned. [KENNEDY - comments on platform.] Challenge to many of the planks by Kennedy forces on convention floor predicted. [Kennedy delegate Theodore SORENSEN - comments.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Formation of fair-play-to-Anderson committee by John Anderson in effort to prevent Democrats and Republicans from keeping him off ballot reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Letter calling for fair play said aimed primarily at 2 major party chairperson; support of Anderson movement by Senators Adlai Stevenson and George McGovern, Henry Cabot Lodge and Edward Brooke noted. Letter shown, quoted in part. [Anderson strategist David GARTH - explains letter.] Criticism of Democratic national committee 's efforts to keep Anderson off ballot by Senate majority leader Robert Byrd reported.

Bode, Ken;
Brinkley, David;
Kiker, Douglas

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