ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 09, 1980
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(Studio) Criticism of administration's urban policy by John Anderson and President Carter's defense of same today noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Miami, Florida) Carter's departure for Miami said occurring under criticism by Congress Black Caucus with regard to his economic policy; details given. [Representatives Augustus Hawkins, Cardiss COLLINS - comment.] President's Miami appearance at Fontainebleau Hotel and later tour of riot area featured; films shown. [CARTER - campaigns.] Carter noted not promising massive aid program to destroyed section of town.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Seattle, WA) Anderson's appearance before mayors' national conference in Seattle examined; films shown. [ANDERSON - campaigns.] His endorsement of revenue sharing noted. [ANDERSON - calls for earmarking alcohol and tobacco revenue for urban needs.] Absence of Mayors Ed Koch of New York, Jane Byrne of Chicago, Coleman Young of Detroit and even of conference chairperson Richard G. Hatcher of Gary, IN, noted. [Atlanta Mayor Maynard JACKSON - comments.] Anderson's biggest gain said in publicity recd.; details given, newspaper headline with regard to Anderson and Ronald Reagan shown.
REPORTER: Ann Compton
(Studio) Carter's refusal to debate Anderson recalled; President noted giving anti-Anderson campaign document to Democrat state chairperson at White House meeting Details given, document shown, outlined on screen. Ted Kennedy, originally scheduled to address mayors' conference immediately after Carter, reported told by Peoria Mayor Richard Carver that Carter will allow no such thing; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor