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Vice President Replacement / Congress / President #225693

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1973
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(Studio) Vice President replacement preoccupies DC.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Congress warns President against noming. John Connally as Vice President replacement. CBS News poll in Senate reveals Connally recs. most negative votes. Nelson Rockefeller seems clear favorite in Senate followed by Ronald Reagan. Ea. Senator allowed to vote for own favorite; no clear-cut leader Senators react to qualifications for Vice President
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) House holds secret ballot vote for possible Vice President replacement. House leader Gerald Ford's name crops up. [FORD - says anyone asked to be Vice President would have difficult time turning down job.] [Speaker of House Carl ALBERT - seems awed by fact he's next in line for President Glad it's temporary situation.] Proposals for Congress action in approving Vice President nomination outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Suggestions for Vice President turned over to President Decision lies with President
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) President' close assocs. name President' requirements for Vice President President attends to daily duties without mentioning major decision before him to choose Vice President White House insists no final decision made by President
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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