ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 13, 1980
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(Studio) Prestige of Senate Foreign Relations Committee chrmship., currently held by Senator Frank Church, noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(ID) campaign. against Church in Idaho by National Conservative Pol. Action Committee (NCPAC) examined; ads and television commercials shown. Opponents, Libertarian cand. Larry Fulmer and Representative Steve Symms, the latter backed by ABC Project (Anyone-But-Church), discussed. [NCPAC director Terry DOLAN - promotes use of fear to oust Church.] [CHURCH - comments.] [MAN - comments.] [SYMMS - comments.] Symms' campaign efforts with Senator James McClure, include staged question from audience member at press conf., noted. [SYMMS - explains staging of question; his remarks transcribed on screen as he talks.] Execution of staged routine shown. [SYMMS - asks McClure to answer question.] McClure said implying that Church was responsible for death of CIA agent Richard Welch 5 years ago; details given. [McCLURE - comments.] Senator Henry Jackson's efforts on behalf of Church outlined. [JACKSON - comments.] Dilemma faced by Church outlined; Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter mentioned.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin (KUTV film/tape) (KIFI film/tape)
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