CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 19, 1976
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(Studio) Newspaper "Children's Express" has reporters at Democrat and Republican convs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Kansas City, Missouri) 11-&12-yr.-old children are reporters for paper and can ask tough questions. ["Children's Express" REPORTER - asks Mrs. Schweiker if husband would have pardoned Nixon.] [Mrs. SCHWEIKER - says husband one of 1st to ask Nixon to resign.] Newspaper said to be written by and for children with adult staff educational guidance. [Adult ED. - explains layout to children. Newspaper 1st appeared at Democratic Convention and 1 of 1st to predict Mondale as Vice President pick. Now big-time reporters question them with regard to Ford Vice President choice. [REPORTER - talks to children with regard to Ford Vice President] Involvement of former reporter William Haddad noted. [HADDAD - talks to children with regard to Republican conv.] Reasons for paper noted. Sears and Roebuck Department Stores is sponsor and has given grant to paper. Most of money comes from New York lawyer Robert Clampitt who hopes to turn publisher into magazine to be sold in supermarkets all over country this fall. He denies most important consideration of paper is money. [CLAMPITT - talks about working with children.] Paper predicted Senator Howard Baker as Ford Vice President choice.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
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