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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 26, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's quest for debate with Ronald Reagan, without John Anderson, said successful.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter reported accepting invitation from National Press Club for debate with Reagan; details given. Carter and Reagan campaign aides noted meeting with League of Women Voters today with regard to their debates; details given, film shown. [Robert STRAUSS, James BAKER - state respective positions with regard to include Anderson in debates.] Anderson's response noted. [ANDERSON - comments; mentions Ed Kennedy.] Importance of debates in president pols. mentioned.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Spokesperson for Reagan quoted with regard to debates.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) UAW's endorsement of Carter reported; union recalled endorsing Kennedy earlier in race. [UAW president Doug. FRASER - comments on mbrship.'s probable endorsement of Carter.] President's campaign efforts with representatives of Jewish community outlined; his criticism of Republicans' stand on ERA during meeting with women celebrating women's suffrage reported [CARTER - campaigns.] Carter's apparent tactic in winning Jewish and women votes cited.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Amt. Republican party plans to spend on television ads between now and fall election noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) New Republican commercials discussed, shown; party's national advertising campaign examined. [Party chairperson Bill BROCK - comments on ads.] House speaker Thomas P. O'Neill quoted; Democrat position on television commercials outlined.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) United States ambassador to China (PR) Leonard Woodcock reported calling press conference in Peking to denounce Ronald Reagan's statements about Taiwan; high ranking chorus of government officials criticizing Reagan said probably joined by Carter before long.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John;
Simpson, Carole;
Woodruff, Judy

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