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Campaign `80 / Democratic Convention #511779

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 30, 1980
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(Studio) Latest Lou Harris poll said showing President Carter with rating lower than lowest of his 3 predecessors; California Public opinion poll noted showing Carter behind Ronald Reagan and John Anderson. Details outlined on screen.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Attorney Edward Bennett Williams reported officially heading Committee for Open Convention and dump-Carter movement; details given, films, photos shown. Williams noted asking Edward Kennedy to release his delegates as well as pushing for Henry Jackson-Edward Kennedy ticket. [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - comments on his commitment to President Carter.] [Representative Morris UDALL - comments on nomination.] Carter campaign director Robert Strauss quoted with regard to open convention
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Kennedy aide quoted with regard to cand.'s response to President's declining poll ratings and call for open convention [KENNEDY - comments.] Kennedy's reliance on open convention explained; details outlined on screen. [Kennedy aide Paul KIRK - says Carter, if the cand., isn't electable.] Possibility of Jackson, Muskie, Vice President Walter Mondale being nomination discussed.

Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Kur, Bob

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