CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 08, 1976
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(Studio) Advance ptys. for Republican Convention began arriving in Kansas City, Missouri, today. Platform committee mtgs. got under way today.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Kansas City, Missouri) Platform committee begins hearings with regard to platform satisfying both Ford and Reagan camps. Reagan sends telegram to platform delegates asking that platform be banner of bold, clear colors, but didn't comment on major issues of primary campaigns. Ford not sending Secretary of State Henry Kissinger or Secretary of Defense Don. Rumsfeld to testify although Cabinet members will. Platform chairperson Governor Robert Ray says he has tried to work with both sides to keep peace. [RAY - doubts great controversy.] Both sides deny effort to make platform test of respective strengths.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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