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Rockefeller / Life and Career / Program #235841

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1974
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(Studio) Report of life and career of Rockefeller.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(No location given) Film and photos of youth and political career shown. Has been assistant Secretary of State and Undersecretary HEW. State campaigns successful; national ones failed. Governor 4 times. Walter Cronkite discussed pols. with Rockefeller in film clip. [ROCKEFELLER - speaks of political beginning. Doesn't think divorce and remarriage main issue in 1964 race. Party went far right at the time. Talks of 1968 convention in which he spoke of avoiding extremism.] Clip of convention shown. [ROCKEFELLER - says didn't want to get in fight with Nixon in 1968.] Tried to mend fences with conservatives. [ROCKEFELLER - says no American stands higher than Goldwater.] Becomes Republican party cheerleader [ROCKEFELLER - speaks of Watergate.] Resigned govship, in December to devote dime to Commission on United States Critical Choices. Ford member of commission Accepts. Vice President nomination despite former saying "not standby equipment."
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) CBS to air broadcast on Rockefellers at 8 p.m. EST.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:04:50

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