ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 01, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter said still refusing to release delegates for open conv.; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Democratic Representatives supporting Carter noted recing. pep talk from him this morning; details given. [Representatives Bill ALEXANDER, Mary Rose OAKAR - recall President's remarks.] Representative Thomas Downey, the only one present calling for Carter to release his delegates, said invited by mistake. [DOWNEY - compares this meeting with dance band on Titanic; explains.] Vice President Walter Mondale quoted with regard to UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) president Douglas Fraser, a Kennedy supporter, delivering vice president nominating speech, indicating Fraser may have given up on dumping Carter; White House meeting between President and his delegates noted. [CARTER - addresses delegates.] President and his aides said confident of renomination.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Poll, taken by Representatives Michael Barnes and Don Edwards, said showing House support for open conv.; details given. Carter supporters noted producing letter with large number of House signatures opposing open conv. [BARNES - comments.]
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(NYC) Survey of Democrat delegates with regard to open convention and president Carter's support discussed; details outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr
(Studio) Survey of delegates said indicating Billy Carter affair is having no effect on their allegiance to the President; upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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