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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford and Ronald Reagan face each other in West Virginia and Nebraska primaries.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Voting shown. 53 Republican delegates at stake.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) Reagan has 397 delegates; 314 for Ford and 334 undecided. Of Democrat delegates, Jimmy Carter has 558 delegates; 202 for Senator Henry Jackson; 182 for Representative Morris Udall; 148 for George Wallace; 166 for others and 302 undecided. Report on Nebraska primary.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Nebraska) Agriculture is important Nebraska issue. Many farmers resented President Ford's 1975 embargo on grain sales to USSR . May 7, 1976,film shown. [FORD - says fight to achieve president begins in Nebraska.] In last week's campaign here, Ford was more presidential and less defensive. Reagan campaigns in Nebraska on his anti-Ford and Washington, DC themes. Nebraska is not crossover state. Senator Frank Church worked hard in Nebraska. May 7, 1976, film shown. [CHURCH - presents Carter with Idaho peanuts.] Loss to Church would make it more difficult for Carter in Maryland primary against California Governor Edmund Brown Junior and in Michigan against Udall. Church campaigns next in OR, Nebraska and ID. Il Democratic candidates are on Nebraska ticket; incling. Senators Hubert H. Humphrey and Edward Kennedy. 1 Republican delegate is pledged to Nixon.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) Reagan campaigns in ID. Speaks as though he'd already won Republican nomination. Carter makes token effort in West Virginia; not listed on president preference ticket. Senator Robert Byrd and George Wallace are only West Virginia preference candidates. Connecticut Democrats vote in primary-caucus system; 51 delegates at stake. 12 Republican congress leaders endorse President Ford for President 18 freshmen Democrats endorse Carter. CBS to cover primaries throughout night and air special report at 11:30 p.m. EDT.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed

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