ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 07, 1980
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(Studio) Appearance before Consumer Federation of America by President Carter and Senator Edward Kennedy noted at different times; speeches by each outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Carter's appearance examined; film shown. [CARTER - comments on inflation.] His criticism of Congress activity with regard to water projects noted. [CARTER - pays tribute to Kennedy for his consumer advocacy.] Carter's kiss for Eunice Shriver noted.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
(DC) Silence when Kennedy entered said due to fact that when President Carter left, he took Marine Corps band along with him; film shown. [KENNEDY - asks who took presidential seal off lectern.] Kennedy's comparison of Carter's refusal to debate with Richard Nixon's refusal in 1972 noted. [KENNEDY - comments on Carter's unwillingness to debate.] His "mock" debate, with tape recording of Carter, outlined. [KENNEDY - calls Carter's behavior hypocrisy; criticizes his weakness with regard to oil companies, USSR , consumers.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin
(Studio) George Bush's defense of taking money from slush fund established by Nixon White House in 1970 reported; details given "Los Angeles Times" mentioned. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson