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FRANK REYNOLDS PAPERS
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Box: 6 Fold: 25 Miscellaneous Letters June 1980
DATE SPAN: [06/01/1980]? - [06/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects, many on more than one subject. A few hand-written or typed drafts of replies are included, and some letters have Reynolds' jottings for replies.

Box: 6 Fold: 26 Non-Issue Mail, June - July 1980
DATE SPAN: [06/01/1980]? - [06/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a few pieces of viewer response mail, most expressing general approval of Reynolds.

Box: 6 Fold: 27 Iran, June - July 1980
DATE SPAN: [04/10/1980]? - [06/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on the American hostages in Iran. One letter has Reynolds' jottings for a reply.

Box: 6 Fold: 28 Chuck McManus, Chicago, 1980
DATE SPAN: [06/18/1980]? - [06/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a letter from a Chuck McManus, who was looking for a job. Also contains a copy of Reynolds' reply.

Box: 6 Fold: 29 Greensboro, June 1980
DATE: [06/20/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a copy of an editorial from the "High Point Enterprise" on the trial following the attack of Communist demonstrators in Greesboro. A viewer has written a letter to Reynolds on the bottom of the photocopy.

Box: 6 Fold: 30 Social/Ethical/Christian Right, July 1980
DATE SPAN: [06/13/1980]? - [07/15/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects, especially on coverage of television evangelists and the Moral Majority.

Box: 6 Fold: 31 Republican National Convention Coverage, Negative
DATE SPAN: [07/14/1980]? - [07/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail complaining about the ABC News coverage of the 1980 Republican National Convention. Many of the letters are particularly angry about the coverage of the choice for Vice President. Also contains photocopies of a few of Reynolds' replies.

Box: 6 Fold: 32 Republican National Convention Coverage, Positive
DATE SPAN: [07/11/1980]? - [07/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on coverage of the Republican National Convention, most expressing approval of ABC and Reynolds. Also contains a few copies of Reynolds' replies.

Box: 6 Fold: 33 Equal Rights Amendment
DATE SPAN: [06/14/1980]? - [06/22/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains one letter and a photocopied article from the "Nation," on the reasons for the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Box: 6 Fold: 34 Miscellaneous, July 1980
DATE SPAN: [06/15/1980]? - [07/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects.

Box: 6 Fold: 35 Retirement, July 1980
DATE SPAN: [07/02/1980]? - [07/08/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a few pieces of viewer response mail on a broadcast about retirement benefits.

Box: 6 Fold: 36 Non-Issue Mail, July 1980
DATE SPAN: [06/15/1980]? - [07/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects, but most expressing general approval of Reynolds, and requesting autographs and photographs.

Box: 6 Fold: 37 Politics in the Extreme, August 1980
DATE SPAN: [08/01/1980]? - [09/15/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail expressing various non-mainstream opinions about the political process, including racism, religious fundamentalism, and conspiracy theories.

Box: 6 Fold: 38 Billy Carter
DATE SPAN: [07/15/1980]? - [08/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on media coverage of the activities of President Carter's brother Billy.

Box: 6 Fold: 39 Miscellaneous Viewer Mail, August 1980
DATE SPAN: [07/01/1980]? - [09/15/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects.

Box: 6 Fold: 40 Non-Issue Mail, August 1980
DATE SPAN: [07/01/1980]? - [08/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects, most expressing general approval of Reynolds, and requesting autographs and photographs.

Box: 7 Fold: 1 Letters Re: Economy, 1980
DATE SPAN: [05/01/1980]? - [09/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail responding to coverage of various aspects of the economy, especially the auto and oil industries. A few of the letters have Reynolds' jotted drafts for replies.

Box: 7 Fold: 2 Miscellaneous, September 1980, A - Z
DATE SPAN: [09/01/1980]? - [09/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects.

Box: 7 Fold: 3 Hostage Recue Mission
DATE SPAN: [05/10/1980]? - [05/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a few viewer response letters on the coverage of the failed mission to rescue the American hostage held in Iran.

Box: 7 Fold: 4 ABC Telephone Survey on Presidential Debate, October 1980
DATE SPAN: [10/28/1980]? - [11/15/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on ABC's offering of 900-number service for viewers to register their opinions on who won the 28 October 1978 Presidential Debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagen. Many writers complained that they could not get through to register their votes.

Box: 7 Fold: 5 Presidential Debate, October 1980
DATE SPAN: [10/12/1980]? - [10/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on Reynolds' commentary encouraging Carter and Reagan to debate, and on the debate itself.

Box: 7 Fold: 6 Reagan, October 1980
DATE SPAN: [10/01/1980]? - [10/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on the Presidential Debate in general, and on Reagan's superiority to Carter in particular. Contains a copy of one of Reynolds' replies.

Box: 7 Fold: 7 Carter, October 1980
DATE SPAN: [10/01/1980]? - [11/05/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on the Presidential Debate and on Carter in particular. The specific comments on Carter tend to be negative.

Box: 7 Fold: 8 Reynolds' Commentary of 10/9/80
DATE SPAN: [10/09/1980]? - [10/20/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on a Reynolds' commentary defending the coverage of the presidential campaign by the news media, including the insults by the candidates against each other. Also contains a copy of one reply by Reynolds.

Box: 7 Fold: 9 Miscellaneous Ax-Grinders, September - November 1980
DATE SPAN: [09/15/1980]? - [11/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains various letters written in support of causes or interests that seem to have had no direct connection to broadcasts made by Reynolds (or anyone else).

Box: 7 Fold: 10 Presidential Election (General), July - September 1980
DATE SPAN: [07/01/1980]? - [09/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains general viewer response mail on the Presidential Election campaign of 1980.

Box: 7 Fold: 11 Democratic Convention Coverage, Negative, August 1980
DATE SPAN: [07/30/1980]? - [08/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains negative viewer response mail on ABC'c coverage of the Democratic National Convention of 1980. A number of letters complained about a remark following an "ugly dog" contest, and about the treatment of Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Box: 7 Fold: 12 Democratic Convention Coverage, Positive, August 1980
DATE SPAN: [07/30/1980]? - [08/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains positive viewer response mail on ABC's coverage of the 1980 Democratic National Convention.

Box: 7 Fold: 13 Politics and Religion
DATE SPAN: [09/01/1980]? - [10/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on a series of reports by Reynolds about the involvement of fundamentalist Christian groups in politics. Contains one copy of a reply by Reynolds.

Box: 7 Fold: 14 Politics and the Media
DATE SPAN: [10/01/1980]? - [10/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains (mostly negative) viewer response mail on the coverage of the Presidential Campaign of 1980 by the news media.

Box: 7 Fold: 15 Miscellaneous Viewer Mail, October 1980
DATE SPAN: [10/01/1980]? - [10/31/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects. Some comment on election coverage, and many express general approval and request photographs and autographs.

Box: 7 Fold: 16 Hostages, October 1980
DATE SPAN: [10/01/1980]? - [11/05/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a few letters on the American hostages held in Iran.

Box: 7 Fold: 17 Affiliate Letters 1980
DATE SPAN: [06/01/1980]? - [11/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a few letters from ABC-affiliate stations, most thanking Reynolds for various services he had provide them.

Box: 7 Fold: 18 Presidential Election 1980
DATE SPAN: [11/01/1980]? - [11/20/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on ABC's coverage of Election Day 1980. Most letters complained about the quick projections of a Reagan victory, before polls had closed in the western states.

Box: 7 Fold: 19 Hostages, November 1980
DATE SPAN: [11/01/1980]? - [01/10/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains laudatory viewer response mail on a 12/26/80 ABC News special on the American hostages in Iran. Also contains one copy of a reply by Reynolds.

Box: 7 Fold: 20 John Szyka
DATE SPAN: [11/07/1980]? - [11/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a letter and "brochure" by a John Szyka, in support of solar energy.

Box: 7 Fold: 21 Lennon Segment Reaction 12/24/80
DATE SPAN: [12/24/1980]? - [12/30/1980]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on a news segment in praise of John Lennon, who had been murdered a few weeks before.

Box: 7 Fold: 22 Miscellaneous Viewer Mail, November - December 1980
DATE SPAN: [11/01/1980]? - [01/05/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects, most expressing general approval and requesting autographs and photographs. Contains one copy of a response by Reynolds.

Box: 7 Fold: 23 Issues Mail, November - December 1980
DATE SPAN: [11/15/1980]? - [01/08/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects. Contains one copy of a reply by Reynolds.

Box: 7 Fold: 24 Miscellaneous Viewer Mail, January 1981
DATE SPAN: [12/30/1980]? - [02/10/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail, most expressing general approval of Reynolds, and requesting autographs and photographs.

Box: 7 Fold: 25 Commentary on President Carter (1/19/81), Positive Response, I
DATE SPAN: [01/19/1981]? - [02/04/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains favorable viewer response mail on Reynolds' commentary on outgoing-President Jimmy Carter, during which Reynolds called Carter the right man for his time.

Box: 7 Fold: 26 Commentary on President Carter (1/19/81), Positive Response, II
DATE SPAN: [01/19/1981]? - [02/04/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: See previous description.

Box: 7 Fold: 27 Miscellaneous Ax-Grinders 1981
DATE SPAN: [03/01/1981]? - [08/31/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer mail on various subjects, some reacting to news coverage, but many writing about individual problems.

Box: 7 Fold: 28 Hostage Correspondence/U.S. Vietnam
DATE SPAN: [02/01/1981]? - [02/28/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a few drafts of replies by Reynolds to letters about the return of the American hostages held in Iran, and about the "plight" of Vietnam veterans. Also contains some photocopied pages and a copy of a newsletter about the problems of Vietnam veterans

Box: 7 Fold: 29 Hostage Release Mail, Positive
DATE SPAN: [01/20/1981]? - [02/28/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on coverage of the release of the American hostages held in Iran.

Box: 7 Fold: 30 Specific Responses to 1/20 Commentary
DATE SPAN: [01/20/1981]? - [02/05/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on various subjects, including comments by Reynolds on the release of the American hostages in Iran after the Inauguration of President Reagan.

Box: 7 Fold: 31 January 1981, RE: Hostages
DATE SPAN: [12/01/1980]? - [01/31/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a few pieces of viewer response mail on the American hostages in Iran and their release. Also contains one copy of a reply by Reynolds.

Box: 7 Fold: 32 Iran Rescue Attempt
DATE SPAN: [01/29/1981]? - [02/13/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains one letter about the soldiers who died attempting to rescue the American hostages in Iran. Also contains a copy of Reynolds' reply.

Box: 7 Fold: 33 Issue Mail, January 1981
DATE SPAN: [01/06/1981]? - [01/11/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains a few pieces of viewer mail complaining about coverage of a few issues, and another letter asking for a transcript of a story.

Box: 7 Fold: 34 Response to January 20th Coverage, I
DATE SPAN: [01/20/1981]? - [01/31/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains viewer response mail on coverage of the release of the American hostage held in Iran.

Box: 7 Fold: 35 Response to January 20th Coverage, II
DATE SPAN: [01/20/1981]? - [01/31/1981]?

DESCRIPTION: See previous description.

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