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NBC Special for Wednesday, Oct 29, 1980

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  • Live footage of NBC morning news program "The Today Show," notable for its coverage of the Presidential debate between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, hosted by Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley. With reports and analysis from Willard Scott, Jack Germond (Washington Star), David Broder (Washington Post), Tom Pettit, Bernard Kalb, Gene Shalit, Eric Burns, Fred Briggs, Willie Monroe, David Burrington, Bill Sternoff, John Palmer, Heidi Schulman, Mike Jensen, Jim Cummins, and Bob Jimenez.
  • Live footage of interviews with Edwin Meese, Robert Strauss, Ali Shams Ardakani, and James David Barber.
  • Taped footage of interviews with Roger Percy, President Jimmy Carter, Bill LeFevre, David Garth, and Billy Carter.
  • Taped footage of statements from President Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Phillip McNiff, Representative John Anderson, Ray Marshall, and George Bush.
  • Tape damage throughout broadcast.
  • Reporter(s):
    Scott, Willard;
    Pettit, Tom;
    Kalb, Bernard;
    Shalit, Gene;
    Burns, Eric;
    Briggs, Fred;
    Monroe, Willie;
    Burrington, David;
    Sternoff, Bill;
    Palmer, John;
    Schulman, Heidi;
    Jensen, Mike;
    Cummins, Jim;
    Jimenez, Bob

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