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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Reagan / Morton #245477

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 02, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford and Ronald Reagan verbally attack each other.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Milwaukee, WI) Ford greets crowd; holds news conference [FORD - says Reagan's speech filled with misleading statements and quotes from Secretary State Henry Kissinger which were fabrications. Will talk about what admin. has done rather than political attack. Never personally attacked opponent.] Ford says he won't debate Reagan with regard to national security. Ford meets with ethnic groups. Denies Reagan's suggestion that United States encouraging Soviet domination of E. Europe. Says Reagan's charges could prove harmful to US.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Beverly Hills, California) [REAGAN - says will stand by speech; has confidence in sources. Defends his quote from Kissinger. Would be happy to debate Ford.] Mo.-old newspaper column was Reagan's source for Kissinger's quote. His speech Wednesday seen by 15 million. To give similar speech on WI TV. Contributions after speech to help with Reagan's Texas campaign.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) Ford campaign manager, Rogers Morton, says Reagan's continued criticism will hurt his chances to be Vice President
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Schieffer, Bob

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