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Campaign `80 / Democratic Convention / Anderson / Muskie #512361

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 1980
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(Studio) Democratic national party spokesperson quoted with regard to upcoming convention
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Aides of Senator Edward Kennedy reported dismissing reports that Kennedy will appear with President Carter at convention if Carter wins as show of unity; Carter campaign chairperson Robert Strauss and Kennedy campaign director Paul Kirk quoted on screen. Kennedy noted having acceptance speech for nomination drafted. [KENNEDY - states his conditions for support of Carter.] Parameters of psychological warfare between the 2 camps noted.

(Studio) Battle over rule F(3)c, with regard to open conv., outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) History of binding-delegate rule reviewed; films shown. Details of Supreme Court ruling on issue, Chicago conv., 72 convention with George Wallace on ballot, and Carter's win in `76 outlined on screen. [Reform chairperson Morley WINOGRAD - comments.] Positions of Carter and Kennedy on issue noted.

(Studio) John Anderson's belief that Carter will win nomination and his commitment to race reported; possibility of convention turning to Secretary of State Edmund Muskie noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Muskie reported disavowing president designs. during meeting with Mayor Tom Bradley and appearance before United Steelworkers Union. [MUSKIE - addresses union.] His criticism of Ronald Reagan's call for military superiority over USSR cited. [MUSKIE - comments.] Muskie's response to inquiry with regard to his efforts to halt draft-Muskie movement noted. [MUSKIE - comments.] Secretary's insistence on staying out of open convention issue outlined.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Carter's remarks to United Steelworkers, who endorsed him today, outlined; film shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bode, Ken;
Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kur, Bob

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