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Campaign 1976 / Reagan / Ford #246276

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan predicts 1st ballot convention victory.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Shreveport, LA) [REAGAN - would like to see Louisiana delegates pledged because believe it's possible to win 1st ballot nomination.] Reagan expects 30 or more of LA's 41 delegates to be selected in district convs. Reagan saying it's time to jump on Reagan bandwagon.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) Press Secretary Ron Nessen says President Ford thinks he'll be nominated on 1st ballot. Report on campaign changes.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Ford to campaign Wednesday in Michigan. He's curtailing plans for Tennessee and Arkansas campaigning. Ford expected to concentrate on North industry states. Michigan Senator Robert Griffin encourages Democrats to cross over and vote for Ford. Critics of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger incr pressure on Ford to fire Kissinger as another way to pick up votes. Ron Nessen says any Kissinger foreign policy is Ford's foreign policy. Some suggest Ford stay at White House and ignore Reagan attacks.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Drinkwater, Terry;
Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert

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