CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 10, 1976
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(Studio) Top Ford and Reagan supporters had hoped to form platform harming neither, but some more conservative Reagan delegates have formed own platform plans.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Kansas City) Document presented by about 30 conservative delegates to platform committee present uncompromising points. Delegates hope Reagan to agree to compromise. Points noted. Group being led by members of North Carolina delegation. [North Carolina delegate John EAST- says everyone at convention peddling own ideas; notes his ideas and says he is peddling them.] Reagan staffers met with conservatives and say they are coming to some agreement. Treasury Secretary William Simon tells committee because of narrow base of party and Watergate, party could be on road to extinction. [SIMON - says many see Republican as front for big corps., bankers, and Chamber of Commerce.] Most of those testifying have been Ford people; Reagan supporters asked for Schweiker, but he was unable to come and will send in written testimony.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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