ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 02, 1980
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan reported apologizing to Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee for remark made yesterday; President Carter's opening of campaign Monday in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Ku Klux Klan march there, recalled. Films shown. [Yesterday, CARTER - criticizes KKK.] [Yesterday, REAGAN - says Carter's opening his campaign in city that gave birth to KKK.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds (WAAY film/tape)
(Independence, Missouri) [CARTER - criticizes Reagan's Klan remarks.] Carter's campaign activities in Independence, Missouri, home of Harry Truman, shown; Bess Truman mentioned. [CARTER - attacks Reagan.] Carter's proficiency at campaigning. noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Detroit, Michigan) [REAGAN - denies that he attempted to link Carter with KKK.] Conflicting accts. of Klan reference by Reagan's aide and press secretary mentioned; written statement released this afternoon re: controversy outlined, quoted. Andrew Young, Patricia Harris mentioned; Harris' quote of Klan publication last month with regard to Reagan recalled. Employees' reception of Reagan during tour of Chrysler plant with chairperson Lee Iacocca reported, shown; UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) pamphlet with regard to Reagan shown.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(Studio) John Anderson's response to Reagan's remark about Ku Klux Klan quoted; upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel