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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Debates #247620

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford reveals ideas on debates.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Vail, Colorado) Ford forces strategy with regard to debates is to take offensive; so Ford lets ideas on subject be known before aides meet. [FORD - maps out desired format and issues.] President to announce cuts in campaign staff; convention chief delegate hunter James Baker will run day-to-day campaign and campaign manager Rogers Morton will stay on in front man role. Ford considering devoting major of time to television debates and letting Senator Robert Dole do most of travel and speaking but will decide on this later in week
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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