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Campaign 1976 / Ford Ads / Carter Response #242997

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 21, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford's campaign ads cause problems. Primary election ad in California re: Ford versus Ronald Reagan noted. Now newspaper ad implying endorsement by Urban League Executive Director Vernon Jordan being withdrawn on Jordan's protest; spokesperson says picture of Jordan and President hadn't been cleared. "Newsweek" magazine says it wasn't asked or told with regard to use of its cover in another ad and magazine objects to advertise. In Plains, Georgia, Carter also speaks re: ad.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Plains, Georgia) Carter talks to reporters outside warehse.; refutes some of Ford's chgs. of last week and comments with regard to Republican campaign ad with "Newsweek" cover photograph of Ford next to issue of "Playboy" containing Carter interview. [CARTER - says he thinks Ford knows magazine has interviewed many people and using his interview as special case in ad is misleading; says Ford made choice and doesn't think it will help Ford campaign. Mentions other "Playboy" interviews with Treasury Secretary William Simon, Walter Cronkite, William Buckley, Albert Schweitzer, Arnold Toynbee and Governor Jerry Brown.] Reporter asks with regard to Robert Dole's charge Carter insulted Lyndon Johnson in another magazine interview. [CARTER - says he's never responded to remarks of Lester Maddox or Robert Dole.] Both candidates have said they'll take high road at end of campaign, but language gets tough as election nears.

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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