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Campaign `80 / Debates #512422

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 10, 1980
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(Studio) Probability that Jimmy Carter will only be representative by empty chair at League of Women Voters' debate later in month due to his refusal to debate with Ronald Reagan and John Anderson reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Mtg. between League, Reagan's top aides and Carter campaign representative Tim Smith examined; details outlined on screen. [League president Ruth HINERFELD, Tim SMITH, James BAKER - restate positions.] Anderson and Reagan staffs said still trying to persuade Carter to participate in September 21 debates.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) White House defense of Carter's withdrawal of promise to debate outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter's criticism of Reagan's response to debates noted. [CARTER - campaigns.] Carter quoted with regard to Reagan.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) (Poor audio.) Reagan's activities today noted include echo of charge made earlier in campaign by Senator Ed Kennedy with regard to Carter's hiding in Rose Garden.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Reagan's refusal to answer questions cited; written statement quoted. (Network difficulty).
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Anderson's response to debate controversy outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Anderson's criticism of Carter campaign advisers, particularly, Robert Strauss, reported [ANDERSON - campaigns. (Poor audio).] His further remarks detailed.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
Jamieson, Bob;
Palmer, John;
Wallace, Chris

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