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Campaign `72 / Eagleton-Republican Reaction #224060

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 26, 1972
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(Studio) Democrats sweat out public and political reaction to Eagleton story.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) [Nixon campaign manager, Clark MACGREGOR - says Republicans had been apprised by people in Missouri who were familiar with issues which arose between Representative Tom Curtiss and Eagleton in senatorial campaign. Says President mandate that no comment be made on Eagleton medical record was ordered before Eagleton's disclosure. Nixon urges campaign strategy based on his accomplishments. Says American people decide at polls on broad ranging number of factors by which they judge competence of opposing candidates.] President Nixon tells news secretary to tell press he was not aware of Eagleton's medical history until yesterday, that he never discussed Eagleton case with MacGregor.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Mudd, Roger

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