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Campaign `80 / Debate #512638

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 21, 1980
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(Studio) 1st ntlly. televised debate of campaign `80 cands. Ronald Reagan and John Anderson noted tonight in Baltimore, Maryland; President Carter's absence mentioned.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Baltimore, Maryland) Importance of tonight's debate for Anderson outlined; films shown. Pol. significance of his participation with regard to race between Reagan and Carter discussed.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(DC) Carter's absence from toniqht's debate noted; his 1976 encounters with Gerald Ford recalled. Films shown. [May 5, 1980, CARTER - promises League of Women Voters that he will participate in their debates.] His modification of similar pledge to debate Reagan and Anderson recalled; editorial cartoons shown. Carter campaign's continued concern about Anderson outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Baltimore, Maryland) Reagan's political use of Carter's absence from debates noted reflected in recent television commercials; ad shown. [Press secretary Lyn NOFZIGER - comments.] Problems presented Reagan by tonight's debate with Anderson explained.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Coverage of debate announced.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

Jamieson, Bob;
Lynch, Bill;
Pauley, Jane;
Wallace, Chris

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