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Billy Carter Affair #511795

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1980
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(Studio) White House, in effort to keep Republicans from capitalizing any further on Billy Carter affair, said announcing that President Carter will send report to Senator Monday and hold press conference on matter; copies of State Department cables about Libya which President discussed with brother noted made public.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) State Department cables shown, examined; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to President's discussion with Billy about cables. Portions of cables quoted on screen. Powell's explanation of why President discussed cables with brother related; Powell's response to Republican members of Congress raising subject yesterday noted.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Justice Department official Joel Lisker recalled saying that Billy Carter had told him copies of cables that he possessed were given to him by the President
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Americus, Georgia) Billy Carter's response to Lisker's allegations featured. [Billy CARTER - comments on cables, Lisker, brother] Billy noted canceling plans to attend Democratic Convention
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

(DC) Lisker, refusing to comment, quoted on screen with regard to his version of events; Justice Department said asking Billy Carter's attys. to produce any cables he has in effort to determine when Billy was telling the truth.
REPORTER: James Polk

(Studio) Billy Carter's denial that he talked with anyone in administration about Libya quoted; White House's contradictory statement outlined. Senate subcommittee investigating Billy Carter reported beginning hearings next Monday; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Jimenez, Bob;
Polk, James;
Woodruff, Judy

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