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Campaign 1976 / Debate / Carter / Ford #243020

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 22, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford and Jimmy Carter meet in Williamsburg, Virginia, tonight for final debate in campaign. Polls say Carter 6 points ahead, but figure is so close to err factor, even pollster George Gallup says race too close to call.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Williamsburg, Virginia) Colonial aspects of Williamsburg and nearby William and Mary College noted. Debate will be held in Phi Beta Kappa Hall; on Saturday set used for all debates will go into storage at Smithsonian Institution. Cartoonist Hugh Haynie's cartoon with regard to debate noted. Carter's activities of day noted. [CARTER - says he doesn't think he'll be more restrained in order not to make mistake; is much more confident with regard to this debate than last 2.] Ford's sendoff from White House noted. [FORD - says polls so close he has chance to pull political surprise of century and win.] Ford's activities in Williamsburg noted, include walk down Duke of Gloucester Street and stopping at qtrs. at Lightfoot House Mrs. Betty Ford's note to Carter cited. Press Secretary Ron Nessen takes note, promises to deliver it to Carter's press secretary Last minute instructions and views re: debate of both sides noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Correspondents with candidates report on candidates' view of last debate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Williamsburg, Virginia) Ford's advisers' views and advice with regard to debate outlined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Williamsburg, Virginia) Carter's advisers' views and advice with regard to debate outlined.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) Network debate broadcast noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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