CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Democratic presidential candidate Alabama Governor George Wallace.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(No location given) Re: economy, Wallace would cut government spending and avoid public service jobs and avoid controls. [WALLACE - says tax structure must be reformed to help middle class. Unemployment problem would be aided if middle class spent extra money for more goods. No one has answer to energy problem. Must revert to smaller autos as conservation matter. Must allocate energy to agriculture and industry Pleasure needs must be limited] Re: crime, Wallace advocates swift and sure punishment and longer prison sentences. [WALLACE - says death penalty does deter killers. Even if it didn't, it would get them off the street Advocates US superiority in military Doesn't know what another power would do with superiority.] Wallace gained notoriety in 1963 when he tried to stop integration at University Alabama; spoke of keeping racial segregation in his inaugural address. [WALLACE -says segregation system now gone. Alabama has most tranquil race relations in country Was against big government, not people; especially federal government running United States schools. As President, would try to rekindle hope in Americans that system will work. Govt. can't solve all problems. Programs with regard to inflation and unemployment important.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Studio) Wallace to be in Massachusetts president primary March 2.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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