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Campaign `80 / Debates #512870

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1980
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(Studio) League of Women Voters reported inviting President Carter, Ronald Reagan and John Anderson to debate; Carter said not participating.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [League president Ruth HINERFELD - announces decision.] Basis of League's invitation outlined. [HINERFELD - comments.] [REAGAN - accepts invitation; comments on Anderson.] [Carter campaign chairperson Robert STRAUSS - restates Carter's position.] Efforts by Carter camp to eliminate Anderson as competitor and position of Reagan outlined; possibility of Reagan and Anderson debating without President noted.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Hackensack, New Jersey) [ANDERSON - responds to League invitation.] His desire to have Carter participate noted. [ANDERSON - comments.] Anderson's perspective on situation detailed.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Carter and House speaker Thomas P. O'Neill reported chging. media with creation of Anderson's candidacy; President's remarks to New Jersey newspaper ads. quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Delaney, Steve;
Jamieson, Bob

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