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Campaign `80 / Republican Convention #511459

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1980
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(Studio) Republican convention said opening on time.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit) Convention's formal opening featuring chairperson William Brock, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker Examined; films shown. [BROCK - opens conv.] [CAMPBELL, TUCKER - sing.] [Senator Jacob JAVITS - comments on party platform.] [Senator Jesse HELMS - criticizes possibility of George Bush being vice president] Black delegate quoted with regard to blacks withdrawal from Republican party if anyone other than Bush is chosen.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Poll of delegates with regard to vice president choice reported; showing of Bush, Jack Kemp, Howard Baker, Richard Lugar listed on screen. Baker said getting more negative comments than any other.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit) Bush's release of delegates and call for support of Reagan reported [DELEGATE - asks what they can do to help him get vice president nomination.] [BUSH - comments.] Pessimism of Bush's aides noted.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Detroit) Jack Kemp's chances of getting vice president nomination examined; efforts by group called Republicans for Victory in 1980 to help Kemp outlined. [KEMP - says decision is Reagan's to make.]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

(Detroit) Approach to vice president candidacy of Richard Lugar and Howard Baker examined; films shown. [BAKER - comments.] Response of anti-Baker wing to his lack of interest in the job noted.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Possible complication of Reagan running mate selection reported coming with threatened nomination of Jesse Helms if Bush is Reagan's choice; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
McCarthy, Lee;
Pettit, Tom
Duration:
00:05:50

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