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Campaign `80 / Economy / Stealth / Television Ads #62875

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 03, 1980
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(Studio) Impact of economy on election outcome noted; decline in unemployment rate and in producer price index reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Current unemployment rate, wholesale prices for meat, especially beef, wholesale car prices examined; details outlined on screen. Differences in figs. due to inclusion of discounts for autos cited. [Labor Statistics cmsr. Janet NORWOOD - comments.] Rel. of rising interest rates and possible incr. in unemployment rate soon mentioned. President Carter mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

(DC) White House's capitalization on economy reports said tempered by concern over rising interest rates. [Econ. advisers council chairperson Charles SCHULTZE - comments.] Press Secretary Jody Powell's remarks on President's approach to Fed. Reserve Bd. and interest rate increases outlined on screen; response by Fed. Reserve Bd. chairperson Paul Volcker noted. Powell reported denying political link between Carter's complaints and upcoming election
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Lynchburg, Virginia) Ronald Reagan's use of economy criticism of Carter in current campaign noted. [REAGAN - campaigns.] His later attacks on Carter for Stealth aircraft leaks detailed. [REAGAN - accuses Carter of cover-up.] Reagan quoted with regard to use of executive privilege in a Reagan White House
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Press Secretary Jody Powell's response to Reagan's charge of coverup on Stealth project noted. Federal Election Commission reported ruling on equal time issue raised by Carter-Mondale campaign over commercials purchased for Reagan's campaign by independent orgs.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Cordtz, Dan;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Serafin, Barry

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