ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's extemporaneous attack on Ronald Reagan last night said possibly backfiring. [In Chicago, CARTER - implies his loss of election would result in disunity among Americans]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Bucks Cnty., Pennsylvania) Reagan's response to President's attack noted. [REAGAN - calls for apology to US.] His later clarification of response outlined. [REAGAN - comments about Carter's prejudice.] Reagan campaign's immediate strategy with regard to incident noted.
REPORTER: Joe Benton (WPVI film/tape)
(DC) Carter campaign officials said concerned over public perception of Carter's personality; details given. Public reactions to similar statements by both Carter and Reagan examined; both men quoted on screen. [Carter campaign chairperson Robert STRAUSS - comments.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) John Anderson's criticism of both Reagan and Carter quoted; films shown. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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