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Vice Presidency / Choice of Candidate #246683

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 29, 1976
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(Studio) John Adams, first Vice President, quoted with regard to position. Choosing of a Vice President now matter of concern.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Film of 1972 Democratic Convention shown. [George McGOVERN - announces choice of Thomas Eagleton.] Eagleton resignation from ticket recalled. Nixon's choice of Spiro Agnew recalled. Film shown. Resignation of Agnew from Vice President job recalled. Film of Hubert Humphrey, Edmund Muskie shown. Film of Lyndon Johnson shown. [Hubert HUMPHREY - talks of Johnson's investigation of Humphrey as Vice President choice.] Methods of selecting Vice Presidential candidate considered. [HUMPHREY - thinks old way may be just as good.] 1980 president election considered. Jimmy Carter's methods of selecting Vice President noted. Films of Carter, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan shown. [Ex. vice-chairperson citizens for Reagan John SEARS - speaks with regard to investigation of Vice President possibilities.] [Rogers MORTON - speaks with regard to Ford's choice of a Vice President] [Thomas EAGLETON - believes the 1980 method will be about the same as has been.] Spiro Agnew quoted with regard to United States political system.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
Cronkite, Walter

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