ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(DC) President Carter's New York City visit featured; his critics Governor Hugh Carey, Mayor Edward Koch noted greeting him. [MAN-intros. President] Carter's apparent rejuvenation said evident in his appearance before National Urban League. [CARTER - campaigns.] President's response to Communist party demonstrators noted. [CARTER - says he doesn't see many boats trying to escape from Key West for Cuba; attacks Reagan-backed Kemp-Roth tax plan.] White House aides noted pleased at President's day, believing it countered damage from Billy Carter affair.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Kennedy campaign reported confident of open convention movement [Kennedy aide Paul KIRK - comments.] Kennedy said addressing economy issue at convention as well as announcing that Representative Barbara Mikulski will place his name in nomination and that Senator George McGovern will lead his rules fight; Senator Abraham Ribicoff noted leading same fight for Carter. Reform processing recalled beginning when Ribicoff was booed while nominating McGovern at 1968 Democrat conv.; film shown. [RIBICOFF - comments on rules challenge.]
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(NYC) Random survey of Democrat delegates said indicating close vote re: rules issue; survey results outlined on screen. Billy Carter's Libyan connection reported among survey categories.
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr
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