CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford picks Governor Nelson Rockefeller, 66, as Vice President Clue came when Rockefeller planes alerted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Rockefeller fleet arrives. Cabinet and congress leaders await announcement. Ford speaks to Nixon with regard to choice and Nixon approved. President, Mrs. Ford and Rockefeller emerge from room. [FORD - intros. Rockefeller as Vice President choice.] [ROCKEFELLER - says great honor to serve US. Role of Vice President depends on President To conform to law with regard to financial assets and putting them in trust. Prepared to do whatever Congress asks of him. Says won't take confirmation for granted.] President adviser, Robert Hartman, says Ford asked Rockefeller if he had anything in past that could be embarrassing. Rockefeller was always only serious contender.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
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