Ronald Reagan & John Anderson Debate (9/21/1980)Streaming Video - 1980
In 1980, the League of Women Voters invited independent John Anderson to their first presidential debate, and President Carter refused to attend. Ronald Reagan showed up and the result was one of the most unique debates in modern times, preceding the Perot inclusion by 12 years. Reagan also discussed his major campaign themes such as cutting taxes, cutting government and increasing military strength. He also attacked Carter's economic record. Anderson used the time to tell a national audience of his criticisms of Reagan's and Carter's election economic proposals: "Let me tell you that I, first of all, oppose an election-year tax cut." Anderson vowed to raise taxes on gasoline to encourage conservation.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : NBC News, 
Copyright Date: ©1980
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 1 min., 45 sec.)) : sound, color