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(Studio) In San Francisco, California, where President is preparing for 2nd debate, White House spokesperson says President believes he acted correctly in Mayaguez case.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(San Francisco, California) Press Secretary Ron Nessen says all White House knows of report is what's in newspapers. Topic almost sure to come up in Wednesday's debate. Ford handling of Earl Butz affair might also be brought up by Jimmy Carter as potentially harmful to United States relations with black African ntns. [Special cnsl. to president Michael DUVAL - says doesn't know if Carter will bring it up; doesn't see that it's relevant to debate.] Ford's activities for day noted; is visited by California Republican Senator candidate S. I. Hayakawa, who gives President trademark tam-o'-shanter. [FORD - says it's nice gift.] Butz affair and Mayaguez report put President on defense for 2nd debate.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Schieffer, Bob
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