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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Clarification of Eastern Europe Remarks #243230

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 08, 1976
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(Studio) President campaigns in California and has trouble with remarks with regard to eastern Europe.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Glandale, California) President talks to group of busmen. in Los Angeles and tries to clarify remarks on eastern Europe; seems to get deeper in controversy. Refers to Polish people. [FORD - says they don't believe they'll always be dominated, if they are, by USSR .] At Glendale rally, he talks of Carter and opponent's tax policy; told his remarks on Poland causing new trouble, he talks to reporters [FORD - says he recognizes presence of USSR troops in Poland and other cntrys., but it isn't what he or American people want. Says issue has been misunderstanding.] Trip designed partially to woo ethnic vote may have hurt more than helped.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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