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Campaign `80 / Carter / Democratic Convention / Anderson #512344

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter, like Ronald Reagan, reported addressing National Urban League conference in NYC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) John Anderson, Edward Kennedy and Reagan recalled stressing economy in their speeches to League; Carter's remarks outlined. [Communist Workers party HECKLER - interrupts speech.] [CARTER - notes lack of boats trying to escape from Key West for Cuba.] His address said interrupted on 3 occasions by members of Communist Workers party; film shown. [CARTER - attacks Reagan's tax cut plan.] President's later visit to Vernon Jordan, Urban League president still recuperating from assassination attempt last May, reported; White House photograph shown. Importance of black vote to Carter in 1976 and in upcoming election mentioned.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Possible campaign maneuver by Carter forces at Democratic Convention with regard to release of delegates outlined; campaign chairperson Robert Strauss quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter delegates reported leaving California debate with Kennedy forces when they felt that they were being pressured; film shown. Former Minnesota state chairperson, once a Carter supporter, reported now changing his mind. [Minnesota delegate Ulrich SCOTT - thinks Carter should withdraw from race, open convention up and let Walter Mondale be the nominee.] Open convention movement ofcs. reported opening up, include one promoting Henry Jackson. [MAN - comments.] Draft-Muskie office noted opening up across from Madison Square Garden; Senator Abraham Ribicoff reported leading Carter battle against open conv. [RIBICOFF - comments.] Necessity of open convention proponents getting support of Carter delegates for open convention to be realized noted; Edward Kennedy mentioned.
REPORTER: Ken Bode (WTCN-TV, WTMJ-TV newstapes)

(Studio) Kennedy reported continuing efforts to get Carter delegates released; results of Gallup poll of Democrats with regard to open convention issue outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Kennedy's announcement with regard to speech at convention and economy plank floor fight noted. [KENNEDY - comments.] Senator George McGovern reported leading floor fight for Kennedy over open convention and Representative Barbara Mikulski said placing Kennedy's name in nomination Wednesday; confidence of Kennedy campaign staff with regard to getting open convention detailed. [Kennedy campaign manager Paul KIRK - comments.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

(Studio) Agreement between Carter and Kennedy forces on convention schedule noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Kennedy's challenge to Carter-controlled Democratic platform hearings recalled. [June 25, 1980, KENNEDY - campaigns.] Carter-Kennedy differences on platform outlined on screen for various planks; major platform fights said being over economy and soc. policies.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) John Anderson reported winning court fight for place on Maryland president ballot; no. states ballots he will appear on so far mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Cummins, Jim;
Palmer, John;
Utley, Garrick

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