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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Morton / Reagan / Michigan #245882

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford wins West Virginia primary but loses to Ronald Reagan in Nebraska. Pols. permeating the presidency.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Treaty ltding. number of peaceful nuclear explosions initialed in Moscow. Several of Ford's political aides consider it bad political move for Ford to cooperate with Soviets. Ford will delay signing treaty until next week
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Reagan has 418 delegates; 327 for Ford and 365 uncommitted. Michigan primary win important for Ford.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Campaign manager Rogers C.B. Morton asked if Michigan loss would be devastating. [MORTON - says won't rearrange furniture on deck of Titanic.] Senator Robert Griffin says not on Titanic and Ford will win. [MORTON - deeply regrets remark. Confident Ford will win.] "Washington Star" prints photograph of Morton slumped in chair and surrounded by booze.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Reagan says he doesn't know what Morton meant by Titanic remark. Ford appeals for support of all Michigan voters.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Ford tries to boost morale of local supporters. [FORD - says there have been disappts. in May but will win at Republican conv.] Feared Wallace Democrats will switch to Reagan. Ford Michigan spending will be incrd.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Kansas City, Missouri) Reagan says 1st ballot win probable.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(London, Kentucky) [REAGAN - notes importance of Nebraska win.] Reagan to campaign in Michigan Thursday and Friday [REAGAN - says will keep asking Democrats for votes.] Reagan will use television in Michigan campaign. Win in Ford's home state would be of great benefit.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry

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