ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1980
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(Studio) John Anderson's announcement of running as independent for president quoted; possible impact of his decision on election year considered.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) [ANDERSON - announces independent candidacy, withdrawal from Republican race.] Chgs. of his becoming spoiler re:2-party system noted. [ANDERSON - responds to criticism.] Anderson noted refunding government matching funds already given him; his loss of such funds by declaration of independent candidacy cited. His future strategy outlined.
REPORTER: Ann Compton
(NYC) Anderson's position on inflation, energy, government spending, his strengths and weaknesses as viewed by public examined; Ronald Reagan, George Bush mentioned. Details of Anderson's constituency on screen; Pennsylvania voters response to him detailed.
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr
(Studio) Anderson reported releasing delegates won in primaries; details given. Reactions to his independent status by Reagan, Bush, Edward Kennedy, spokesperson for President Carter noted. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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