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Campaign `80 / Democratic Convention #512378

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 08, 1980
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(Studio) Carter campaign manager Robert Strauss quoted with regard to President not releasing delegates despite Senator Edward Kennedy's pressure for open convention
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) [Carter delegate Hubert LOFTUS - comments on telephone call from Rosalynn Carter.] [Carter delegate John DVORAK - notes calls he's recd.] Problems allegedly caused for Kennedy by Mayor Jane Byrne discussed.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Delegates Lois Selby and Joe Certaine incld. in report; films shown. [Carter delegate Cyril WECHT - comments.] Wecht said voting with President on open convention issue after recing. calls from Strauss and Carter. [WECHT - comments.] Pennsylvania's auditor general Al. Benedict recalled stating that Vice President Walter Mondale might be good nominee; reaction among Carter staff noted. [BENEDICT - comments.] Other delegates said impressed with President's television performance Monday
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Decline in number of politicians coming to convention as delegates noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) [1963 Martin Luther KING, Junior - portion of "I have a dream" speech.] Martin Luther King III, "Marty," a Carter delegate, featured; films shown. [KING - campaigns.] Necessity for black votes in pol. process cited. [KING - comments.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Jones, Kenley;
O'Neil, Roger

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