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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 19, 1975
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(Studio) "Pravda" calls for massive display of solidarity among Portuguese Communists President Ford warns against Soviet intervention.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Ford speaks to American Legion convention [FORD - says will recommend $2-3 billion for strategic arms unless Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement reached. Detente means restrained behavior, not license to fish in troubled waters. Mtgs. with Leonid Brezhnev have been helpful; future success depends on concrete developments. Until certain of progress, must reserve defense plans.] President scolds Congress for refusing to lift embargo on Turkey. Urges that Congress investigators not be reckless in studies of CIA. He shakes hands and attends fund raising occasions. Flies to Pekin and Peoria, Illinois.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Ford says he thought he'd lost 10 million votes when 1st heard wife's remarks with regard to premarital sex. Raised it to 20 million after reading remarks.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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