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(Studio) Carter returns to Plains, Georgia, with victory.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Plains, Georgia) Carter's daughter Amy asleep in his arms on arrival in Albany, Georgia, after long election day and night. People of Plains greet Carter; are headed by brother Billy and mother Lillian. [CARTER - comments on reaction to crowd's greeting.] Long night's waiting by staff in Atlanta and others, especially crowds at World Congress Center, noted. In Plains today, Carter shares success and speaks of long evening. [CARTER - says he had best things candidate could have and reason it was close was candidate wasn't good enough as campaigner; says he'll make up for it as President] Carter responds to Ford's statement. [CARTER - says Ford's statement will make job of unifying country after election easier.] Work of transition staff noted; Carter campaign manager Hamilton Jordan comments on new faces to be seen in DC.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley
- Bradley, Ed;
- Cronkite, Walter
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