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Agnew / Ascent, Descent #225666

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1973
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(Studio) Vice President Agnew's descent as publicized as his ascent.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Sketch of Agnew career follows. In election as MD gov., Agnew faced with conflict of interest and racial discrimination charges. Agnew beats George Mahoney in governor's race. Agnew's policy as governor outlined. Agnew's switch to conservative side and from Rockefeller support in `68 election to Nixon side reviewed. Nixon's announcement to name Agnew as running mate in `68 shown. Agnew admits not household word in `68, but in few mos. American knew Spiro Agnew. Agnew's campaign for Vice President reviewed. Oath of office taken by Agnew. Next 4 years as conservative Vice President, outspoken Agnew makes enemies right and left. Although Agnew escapes Watergate scandal, own problems overwhelm Vice President Descent begins, ending in resignation.

Cronkite, Walter;
Hart, John

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