ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 05, 1980
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(Studio) Impact of New England primaries on presidential race outlined; showings in Massachusetts and Vermont of Geo Bush, John Anderson, Ronald Reagan reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Boston, Massachusetts) Anderson's surprise at Massachusetts success examined; films shown. [ANDERSON - addresses crowd.] Implications of his showing with regard to campaign considered. [ANDERSON - comments on independent vote.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) [Howard BAKER - announces withdrawal from campaign] Baker's campaign examined; films shown [November 1, 1979, BAKER - announces candidacy.] Baker's showings against Bush and Reagan in ME, Iowa, PR, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and VT detailed on screen; wife Joy and daughter Sissy mentioned, shown [BAKER - comments on decision to stop.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
(Boston, Massachusetts) Anderson's surprise success in Massachusetts and criticism of him examined; films shown. [ANDERSON - says he's not trying to spoil anything; explains.] Implications of Anderson's success for Baker, Bush considered; Bush said seeking Baker's support. [BUSH - comments.] Anderson, avoiding conservatives, said focusing on northern primaries; details given. Reagan's reaction to Anderson's showing cited; Gerald Ford mentioned
REPORTER: Jim Wooten
(Studio) No. of Massachusetts delegates won by Anderson, Bush, Reagan, Baker reported; overall delegate count for each candidate listed. John Connally mentioned. Upcoming items announced
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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