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(Studio) Report on presidential candidate, Gerald R. Ford.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(No location given) [FORD - says Ford record is peace, prosperity and trust.] Ford's conservative credentials challenged by Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan. [FORD - says he's proposed 2 largest United States defense budgets ever.] Ford for detente and new trade and arms limitations agreements. [FORD - says negotiation better than confrontation.] Ford says Secretary of State Henry Kissinger can have job for as long as he wants. Ford for reducing government role in economy [FORD - speaks of economy improvement.] Ford against too much government spending and government regulation of business He's against Humphrey-Hawkins full employment bill and national health insurance [FORD - says he has vetoed 49 bills. Americans saved $13 billion.] Ford supports state regulation of abortions and limiting busing for desegregation. [FORD - says wants to continue restoring faith and trust in president]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Ford now shifting emphasis in campaign to which Republican will do best job in November
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Schieffer, Bob
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