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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 29, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford conts. Vail, Colorado, vacation; indicates today he'll ask Congress to lift gasoline price controls before leaving office.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Vail, Colorado) [FORD - says he made commitment at signing of Energy Act of 1975 to eliminate controls as rapidly as possible.] President says decontrol won't make prices go up more than normal and will stimulate domestic oil production. Many consumer advocates disagree. Ford reaction and comments with regard to amnesty and especially request for it by widow of Senator Philip Hart, noted. [FORD - says he probably wouldn't have considered matter without request from Mrs. Hart.] President says he's considering it, but aides say it's not on high priority list.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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