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Campaign `80 / Democratic Convention #66837

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1980
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(Studio) Billy Carter's denial that he lied, President Carter's call for candor, continue push for open Democrat conv., Edward Kennedy's meeting with John Anderson and Anderson's willingness to withdraw from presidential race if Democrat's drop Carter reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Kennedy-Anderson meeting examined; films shown. [ANDERSON, KENNEDY - discuss Anderson's candidacy.] Motives of both men outlined. [ANDERSON - mentions Carter and Ronald Reagan.] Anderson's opposition to Jimmy Carter noted.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(DC) Open convention movement leader Edward Bennett Williams' attack on Robert Strauss's criticism of open convention reported [WILLIAMS - comments on Strauss; mentions Leonid Brezhnev.] [STRAUSS - responds.] [Kansas Governor John GARLIN - calls for open conv.] Letter to both Carter and Kennedy from Senators Don Riegle and James Exon calling for release of delegates mentioned; Senators Joseph Biden and Walter Huddleston noted reaffirming support for President [BIDEN - comments.] Problems faced by Carter campaign outlined; Secretary State Edmund Muskie mentioned.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur (KAKE film/tape)

(Studio) Phone conversation between Kennedy and Reagan reported; John Anderson mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Billy Carter reported canceling plans to attend Democrat conv.; upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Compton, Ann;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander

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