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President / Foreign Policy In Wake of Vietnam #240334

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford becoming more involved with foreign policy; mtgs. scheduled with 15 foreign leaders in coming weeks
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) President meets with New Zealand's Prime Min. Wallace Rowling, later Australia's Edward Gough Whitlam, and finally Britain's Harold Wilson. Mr. Ford reassures these leaders of United States support; mtgs. to counteract criticism following United States pullout in Cambodia and South Vietnam. During news conference last night, President Ford says ties with South Korea to be strengthened and commitments to Taiwan to be reaffirmed. Remark about Taiwan raises eyebrows, but administration says United States still trying to normalize relations with Communist China. Susan Ford preparing photograph essay on President as part of school project.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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