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Democratic Convention #67010

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 13, 1980
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy said planning joint appearance on platform with Jimmy Carter tomorrow night; conv.'s adoption of platform noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Carter's arrival in New York City today and activities examined; film shown. [CARTER - comments on call to Kennedy.] Kennedy's degree of support considered. [CARTER - comments.] [Thomas O'NEILL and John WHITE - discuss Kennedy-Carter appearances; conversation transcribed on screen.] Carter's objection to economy plank of platform noted; Ronald Reagan mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(NYC) Kennedy's price for podium appearance with President said jobs program; details given. [KENNEDY - comments on platform.] Possible compromise Kennedy said willing to consider outlined; Hamilton Jordan noted meeting with Kennedy staff today. Stuart Eizenstat said accompanying him to one meeting; film shown.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Debate at convention on MX missile outlined; final approval reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Defense Secretary Harold Brown's presence at convention said effort to defeat min. plank on MX missile. [BROWN, Paul WARNKE - debate missile.] Carter's letter to delegates on issue shown; possible walkout by some New Jersey delegates reported Possibility of similar action by feminist delegates if they're dissatisfied with Carter's response to ERA and abortion planks mentioned. Impact of Kennedy's speech last night recalled. [KENNEDY - addresses conv.] Following demonstration compared to that occurring after Robert Kennedy spoke about John F. Kennedy at August 1964 convention Final results of voice vote on Kennedy's economy amendments to platform outlined; Kennedy delegates said resenting tactics used by White House last night.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Special edition of "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Donaldson, Sam;
Mackin, Catherine;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander

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