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Campaign `80 / Carter / Debates / Reagan Interview #796132

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 15, 1980
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(Studio: Frank Reynolds) Report introduced.

(Pittston, Pennsylvania: Sam Donaldson) President Carter’s campaign efforts today reviewed; scenes shown from Boston & Pennsylvania coal country. [In Boston, Senator Edward KENNEDY – campaigns for Carter.] [CARTER – criticizes opponent Ronald Reagan; calls for an end to hostility between Iran & Iraq.]

(Studio: Frank Reynolds) The telegram from Carter campaign chairperson Robert Strauss†† urging Reagan to debate Carter one-on-one, and the League of Women Voters’ consideration of inviting Carter & Reagan to a debate without candidate John Anderson noted.

(No location given: Barbara Walters) Taped interview held with Reagan about the controversy over the debates. [REAGAN – states Anderson should not be excluded; says he will debate Carter when Carter debates Anderson; notes there should be more groups besides the League of Women Voters that decide whether Anderson is a viable candidate.]

(With Reagan’s campaign: Barry Serafin) Reagan’s campaign featured; details given of the discussion over debating Carter; scenes shown of Reagan filming a commercial in a Lima, Ohio, market. [In Lima, REAGAN – criticizes Carter.]

Reynolds, Frank;
Donaldson, Sam;
Walters, Barbara;
Serafin, Barry

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