ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 31, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Memphis, Tennessee) President Carter's campaign efforts in the South today examined; films shown. [CARTER - campaigns.] President's use of album recorded by Reagan in past years with regard to Medicare noted. [CARTER - campaigns.] Portions of album heard; Carter's campaign strengths and weaknesses reviewed. [CARTER - campaigns.] President's campaign plans for remainder of race outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Chicago, Illinois) Reagan's response to inquiry about Billy Carter-Libya controversy noted. [REAGAN - comments.] His defense of actions in recent controversy involving his foreign policy adviser Richard Allen cited; Reagan's campaign activities today outlined. Films shown. Issues and tactics drawn on by Reagan during the race discussed. [REAGAN - campaigns.] His weaknesses considered. [REAGAN - campaigns.] Possible role of political consultant Stuart Spencer in quelling Reagan's off-the-cuff remarks noted. [REAGAN - campaigns.] Efforts by press secretary Lyn Nofziger to cut off impromptu questioning due to Reagan's conflicting statements on numerous topics cited; Reagan's efforts among ethnic and racial groups mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(Studio) John Anderson's criticism of Carter today reported; film shown. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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