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Campaign 1976 / Democrats / Maryland / Michigan #245971

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 17, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter faces California Governor Edmund Brown Junior in Maryland and Representative Morris Udall in Michigan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(MD) Carter concedes that "Jerry" Brown is serious threat in MD. [CARTER - says people feel government is different from them.] [BROWN - says people ready for new leaders] Carter and Brown campaign styles compared. [BROWN - says he won't smile away difficult problems.] CARTER - says Brown has backing of machine pols. in MD.] Governor Marvin Mandel backs Brown, but he has longstanding animosity for Carter. [BROWN - says voters must decide who is highest on the level of abstraction.] [CARTER - says his religious relations are between him and God.] Brown was once a Jesuit seminarian; he's now a non-practicing Catholic. [BROWN - quotes Bible.] Voters may decide between 2 candidates on basis of Brown's age and his seriousness in running.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Report on Udall campaign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dearborn, Michigan) Udall spent 10 days in Michigan. He believes he is closing gap between him and Carter. Udall determined to continue in race whether he wins or not.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Detroit's black Mayor Coleman Young refuses to retract: his criticism of Udall and Mormon Church's excluding blacks from priesthood. Udall is Mormon but says he rejected racial policy 30 years ago. Carter says if Udall apologized for everything he said about Carter, he'd be more interested in orienting his supporters' comments.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:05:00

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