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Campaign `80 / Reagan / Carter / Anderson #67532

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Lyman, SC) President Carter's intensification of attack on Ronald Reagan noted coming at campaign stop in Atlanta, Georgia, at Martin Luther King, Junior's former church; films shown. [CARTER - campaigns.] His efforts to link Reagan with racism noted. [CARTER - campaigns.; mentions Ku Klux Klan.] Presence of Martin Luther King, Senior and Coretta Scott King noted; speech in Atlanta compared to his later remarks to white South Carolina audience. Details given. [CARTER - responds to reporter's question with regard to Reagan and racism.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Corpus Christi, Texas) Reagan's response to Carter's criticism examined; films shown. [REAGAN - notes Carter could say same things if he debated.] His alleged reversal of position on 1964 Civil Rights Act mentioned; campaign efforts among Hispanics in Texas outlined. [REAGAN - campaigns.] Inability of Reagan's advisers to later explain his position on illegal aliens noted. Importance of Texas to his campaign cited; large-scale fund-raising dinner in Houston tonight said attended by Reagan, Gerald Ford and other luminaries.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) John Anderson's criticism of Carter and Reagan quoted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) television commercials of Carter, Reagan and Anderson examined; details outlined on screen, commercials shown, include those made by National Conservative Pol. Action Committee Carter's invitation to Sondra Downend to White House, her later support for Reagan and Carter campaign's withdrawal of commercial featuring her noted.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Primaries in WA, OK, Massachusetts, noted; Governor Dixy Lee Ray said facing challenge from state senate James McDermott. Senator Henry Bellmon noted retiring, and Representative Robert Drinan's resignation on orders of Vatican cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Serafin, Barry;
Vanocur, Sander

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