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Campaign `80 / Debate #62843

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 27, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter and Ronald Reagan's probable preparations for tomorrow night's debates considered.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Cleveland, Ohio) Carter's campaign stop in Huntington, West Virginia, en route to Cleveland, Ohio, examined; films shown. [CARTER - campaigns.] Presence of media adviser Gerald Rafshoon, pollster Patrick Caddell, campaign chairperson Robert Strauss, Ezer Weizman and Press Secretary Jody Powell noted. [POWELL - comments on Reagan and debate.] [CARTER - comments on debate.] President's itinerary for remainder of day mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Middleburg, Virginia) Reagan's continued preparation for debate at Virginia home noted include meeting with Gerald Ford; film shown. [FORD - assesses President's personality; comments on Iran hostage crisis.] Reagan said not yet responding to White House offer of briefing on hostage issue; mock debate sessions between Reagan and Representative Dave Stockman, playing role of Carter, mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Cleveland's preparation for debate outlined; film shown. League of Women Voters reported choosing Howard K. Smith as moderator and Barbara Walters, Marvin Stone of "US News and World Report", William Hilliard of "Portland Oregonian" and Harry Ellis of "Christian Science Monitor" as panelists.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Cleveland, Ohio) Debate procedure explained; details outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Coverage of debate and expanded edition of "Nightline" tomorrow announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Serafin, Barry;
Walters, Barbara

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