NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 02, 1980
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(Studio) Billy Carter's loan from Libya and statement by Robert Byrd with regard to freedom of Democrat delegates to vote their conscience said to make open convention more likely.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) [Senate Majority Leader Robert BYRD - speaks in favor of open conv.] Byrd said not to have endorsed either Senator Ted Kennedy or President Carter. National Governors' Conf. mentioned. Possibility of Republican major in Senate after next election considered.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson
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