NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 04, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) 3rd party candidacies of Teddy Roosevelt and George Wallace recalled; films shown. [ANDERSON - comments on his chances as independent.] Problems faced by Anderson's campaign outlined; recent poll results with regard to Anderson versus Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan listed on screen. [Anderson strategist David GARTH - comments.] [ANDERSON - notes basis of his appeal to voters.] His strategy with regard to Republican dissatisfaction with Reagan and Democrat split between Carter and Ted Kennedy discussed; Anderson's appeal to Jewish vote noted. [ANDERSON - campaigns. with regard to Israel.] Poll results among Jewish voters shown; his voting record on trade union issues noted. [UAW President Doug. FRASER - comments.] Hugh Carey, Adlai Stevenson, Pat Moynihan, Kevin White, Edward Brooke, Barbara Jordan mentioned as possible Anderson running mates; electoral deadlock between Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson with House eventually choosing Jefferson recalled. [ANDERSON - says election won't go to House] Hypothetical Anderson election strategy outlined; map shown. Abraham Lincoln's campaign recalled.
REPORTER: Ken Bode