ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1980
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(Studio) Activities of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, John Anderson reviewed. Debate results considered.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Miami, Florida) [REAGAN - says matter of 1-on-1 debate with Carter being negotiated; sees no need for another Anderson debate.] Howard Baker's, Bill Brock's reactions noted. Film shown. Reagan stop in Knoxville, Tennessee, shown. [REAGAN - jokes with regard to Carter absence at debate.] Reagan TV commercial with regard to Carter's debate absence shown. Reagan arrival in Florida shown. Future debate strategy noted; John Anderson said out of debate picture, acdg. to Reagan aide.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(No location given) Anderson reaction to his debate performance noted. Film shown. Anderson financial pressures said improved by debate. New charter jet for campaign noted, shown. Anderson's dissatisfaction with ABC for not showing debate reported [ANDERSON - criticizes ABC.] Anderson lawyer said accusing ABC of pro-Carter bias. Doubt of Anderson's debating further noted.
REPORTER: Ann Compton
(Studio) President Carter's day reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Torrance, California) Carter visit to Springfield, Illinois, reported Reagan supporters in crowd noted. [CARTER - speaks of Reagan-Anderson debate and future strategy.] Carter questioned by crowd with regard to his absence. Town meeting in Torrance, California, reported [WOMAN - asks Carter, with regard to debate, if he favored Anderson or Reagan.] [CARTER - comments on Baltimore debate.] Public reaction to Carter's absence said uncertain.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson