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Campaign 1976 / Carter / Amnesty / Debates #247619

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter speaks to American Legion convention in Seattle, WA; says there's distinction between amnesty and pardon.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Seattle, WA) As member of American Legion, Carter's views on military mostly favored at national convention Carter defense promises noted. [CARTER - says tough fighting force must be maintained.] l Carter position unpopular. [CARTER - says he doesn't favor amnesty but will give blanket pardon to all Selective Service violators. Explains his distinction between amnesty and pardon.] Was only ad- verse reaction by Legionnaires. On West coast campaign swing, Carter has focused on President; in news conference he speaks with regard to proposed debates. [CARTER - says he'll come out well in debates; says lack of leadership by Ford will be shown.] Aides of both candidates meet Thursday to work on debate arrangements.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Mudd, Roger

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