Search the Archive

Campaign 1976 / Illinois Primary / Carter / Reagan / Delegates #244887

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 17, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) President Ford wins his 5th straight primary victory with Illinois win. Jimmy Carter wins 4th primary out of 5. In Democrat race, Carter received 48% of vote; 28% for Alabama Governor George Wallace; 16% for Sargent Shriver and 8% for Fred Harris. Shriver virtually gives up candidacy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Carter marches in NYC's Saint Patrick's Day parade. [CARTER - says pol. strategy unchanged; still doesn't depend on political powerfuls, but on the People.] Liberal leaders dismissed Carter at 1st. Carter's success with black votes considered a surprise. [Representative Andrew YOUNG - says black community establishes agenda for liberal community.] Carter conts. to visit liberal ctrs. of power.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) Carter says Democrat race between him and Jackson.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Jackson attends New York City parade, too.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) In Republican Illinois primary, Ford wins 59% of vote; 40% for Ronald Reagan and 1% for American 1st candidate, Lar Daly. President National Republican Mayors Conf., Ralph Perk, advises Reagan to withdraw from race.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Republican leaders divided over whether Reagan should quit. Senator John Tower is for Reagan withdrawal. Representative John Anderson says Reagan has focused interest on Republican pols. Spokesperson for Senator Barry Goldwater says he'd urge Reagan to continue Press Secretary Ron Nessen says only Reagan will know when to quit. Ford organization trying to pressure Reagan to quit now. Ford to campaign in North Carolina this wkend.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Ford received 70 Illinois delegates; 3 for Reagan. Carter received 53. 85 go to slate headed by Senator Adlai Stevenson and backed by Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. Alabama Governor George Wallace recs. 3.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.