ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 23, 1980
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(Studio) John Anderson's criticism of President Carter's use of hostages for political benefit noted. [ANDERSON - campaigns.] Ronald Reagan said remaining silent on hostage issue today.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Greenville, SC) Reagan's campaign appearance in Saint Petersburg, Florida, featured; films shown. [REAGAN - campaigns.] His later remarks during campaign stop in Greenville, SC, noted; television speech tomorrow night announced.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(Studio) Endorsement of Reagan by Eugene McCarthy announced; McCarthy's past efforts to follow Lyndon Johnson to the White House recalled.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) President Carter's reaction to McCarthy's endorsement of Reagan noted. [CARTER - recalls 1968 Democrat divisiveness; mentions McCarthy, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, Ceo. Wallace.] Former Southern Christian Leadership Conference head Ralph Abernathy recalled recently endorsing Reagan as well; today's endorsement of Carter by current Southern Christian Leadership Conference president Joseph Lowery noted. Problem of voter turnout discussed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson