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Hostages / Campaign `80 #62777

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 22, 1980
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(Studio) Bitter political language said provoked by hostage issue. South said scene.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Waco, Texas) Carter's strong language in speech noted. [CARTER - says Republicans spread horse manure before elections. Recalls Richard Nixon, in connection with Reagan's alleged secret plan for hostage release.] Reporter recalls Reagan's actual words which did not include "secret plan." Carter's theme deriding Reagan's "secret plans," noted. [CARTER - speaks of Reagan's secret pollution plans.] Carter's stance yesterday re: impropriety of hostage issue as political one, and today making it one, noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Columbus, Mississippi) Reagan's present stance of saying nothing noted re: hostages noted, [REAGAN - won't comment on issue further, will stress Carter record.] Shreveport, LA, rally at Centenary College reported, shown. [REAGAN - campaigns. Calls Carter incompetent.] Tougher language said to characterize Reagan remarks now. Reagan's endorsement by Charles Evers reported Columbus, Mississippi, rally shown.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Donaldson, Sam;
Robinson, Max;
Serafin, Barry

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