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Campaign `80 / Demo. Cow. / Billy Carter Affair #67349

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 05, 1980
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(Studio) Madison Square Garden's preparation for next week's Democrat conv., President Carter's preparation in form of last night's news conference and possible compromise with Senator Edward Kennedy noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Apparent futility of open convention movement said conceded by those behind the effort.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Representatives of Carter and Kennedy campaigns. said reaching agreement on conv. schedule; main points outlined on screen. [Carter spokesperson Richard MOE, Kennedy spokesperson Paul KIRK - comment.] Representative Michael Barnes, one of the founders of open convention movement, said calling for Kennedy to withdraw from race; details given.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(DC) Kennedy's commitment to candidacy cited. [KENNEDY - comments.] Joint appearance by Kennedy and Henry Jackson said feeding belief that open convention movement is spearheaded by their forces; details given, films shown. [JACKSON - says Kennedy has better chance against Ronald Reagan than Carter.] Jackson, Senator Robert Byrd reported both on Kennedy's vice president list.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) President Carter's satisfaction at his performance in last night's news conference reported.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) President Carter's insinuation with regard to releasing his delegates during press conference mentioned; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted on screen. Carter's meeting with United States Olympic swim team said reflecting his pleasure at last night's news conference performance; films shown. White House photographers reported taking full advantage of Carter's awarding Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal before large audience of prominent American Jews for future campaign use.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Senior Justice Department official reported confirming that Attorney General Ben. Civiletti was Privy in April to United States intelligence reports that Billy Carter had received large sum of money from Libyan government; implications of that situation outlined. Civiletti, in statement issued yesterday, said denying withholding of info.; favorable reaction to President Carter's news conference last night said incl, that of Senate subcommittee investigating Billy Carter affair.
REPORTER: Brit Hume

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Koppel, Ted;
Mackin, Catherine;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander
Duration:
00:07:00

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