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Campaign `80 / KKK #512607

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 02, 1980
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(Studio) Furor created by Ronald Reagan s remark about President Carter, Ku Klux Klan and Tuscumbia, Alabama, noted. [REAGAN - comments.] Carter's campaign activities today noted include stop in Independence, Missouri, and visit with Bess Truman.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Independence, Missouri) [CARTER - criticizes Reagan's remarks.] President's comments at town meeting outlined. [CARTER - campaigns.] His response to various questions detailed. [CARTER - campaigns.] Carter's remarks re: US-USSR , Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, Afghanistan reported.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Birthplace of Ku Klux Klan noted actually Pulaski, Tennessee.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(N. Alabama) Knights of Ku Klux Klan reported moving to Tuscumbia only recently; reaction of area to Reagan's slur examined. Films shown. [Governor Fob JAMES - reads message to Reagan.] Representative Ronnie Flippo quoted. [PEOPLE - comment on Reagan.] Reagan's prospects in Alabama with regard to election said reconsidered.
REPORTER: Phil Bremen (WSFA-TV newstape) (WVTM-TV newstape)

(Studio) John Anderson's response to Reagan's remark quoted. Reagan reported apologizing to Fob James.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Detroit, Michigan) Reagan staff's efforts to counter criticism of his remarks with regard to Klan and Alabama examined; campaign statement quoted on screen. His later tour of Chrysler plant featured; films shown. [REAGAN - campaigns.] Auto workers' reception for Reagan noted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) campaign. noted officially opening yesterday.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris;
Woodruff, Judy

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