ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1980
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(Studio) League of Women Voters reported inviting John Anderson to participate in debate; acceptance by Anderson and Ronald Reagan, and President Carter's rejection noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) [Anderson campaign manager Michael MacLEOD - announces debate invitation.] League said basing invitation on results of Roper, "Time", ABC/Lou Harris and "Los Angeles Times" polls; details listed on screen. [League president Ruth HINERFELD - comments.] [Carter campaign chairperson Robert STRAUSS - says position remains the same; explains.] [Reagan senior adviser Jim BAKER - comments.] [REAGAN - comments.] Possibility of League debate without Carter mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
(Hackensack, New Jersey) [ANDERSON - comments on Carter.] His attorney reported persuading National Press Club not to hold 2-man debate with Carter and Reagan, but to include Anderson; details given.
REPORTER: Ann Compton
(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
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