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Campaign `80 / Republican Convention #66458

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 11, 1980
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(Detroit, Michigan) Republicans said completing work on party platform.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Detroit, Michigan) Mtg. between liberal UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) president Doug. Fraser and arch- conservative Republican congress leaders examined; films shown. [Senator Robert DOLE, FRASER - comment on correlation between high unemployment and votes for Reagan.] Dole's resolution, presented to platform committee , with regard to relationship with proletariat noted. Union official quoted with regard to working breakfast and Reagan.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) Republican co-chairperson Mary Crisp's replacement, Betty Heitman, quoted re: avoiding controversial issues; ERA mentioned.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Detroit, Michigan) Republican platform changes examined. [Senator John TOWER - reads new platform preamble.] 1976 platform compared on screen with this one with regard to ERA, abortion, tax cuts, defense spending, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II. [Delegate Mickey EDWARDS - comments.] Sam Goldwyn's description of verbal contract recalled; possible importance of this year's platform considered.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Arrival of Senator Paul Laxalt, considered one of the top contenders for vice president spot, noted; details given, films shown. Laxalt quoted re: Reagan's decision for running mate.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Tonight's "Closeup", called "Lights, Camera, Politics", with regard to role of TV in pols., announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander

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