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Campaign 1980 / The Issues: Foreign Policy #64200

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [President CARTER - campaigns.] Apparent tone of campaign with regard to foreign policy issues, said set by Carter, outlined; role of Iran and Afghanistan cited. [Edward KENNEDY - comments on Iran and Afghanistan.] [Jerry BROWN - calls for rebuilt strength.] Republican's muted response to President's handling of crisis until last night considered. [Ronald REAGAN, George BUSH, Howard BAKER - comment.] Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, Panama Canal zone treaty, Mideast settlement said not discussed at debate. [October 11, 1979, John CONNALLY - comments on Palestinian right to self-determination.] Reaction to Connally speech by Jewish groups, especially, recalled. Overriding foreign policy issue of campaign examined; controversial Howard Baker television commercial shown, discussed. Kennedy and Brown said gaining votes in Maine because of their opposition to draft registration; possible change in Carter's position once hostages are returned noted.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

Reynolds, Frank;
Vanocur, Sander

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